This architectural assessment is the result of a project partnership between the Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area (TCWNHA). The State of Tennessee owns Sabine Hill an early home attributed to the Taylor family located in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The THC asked the TCWNHA to develop this report for the house and its property. After meetings between Martha Akins, State Sites Director, Patrick McIntyre, Executive Director, Dr. Spurgeon King, Assistant Director of the TCWNHA, Amber Clawson, graduate research assistant at the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, and myself, work was begun on the report (see embedded report below).
Amber Clawson and myself, with the assistance of Dr. Spurgeon King assessed the preservation needs of the various structures located at the site. I, with the help of Amber Clawson, measured the interior and exterior of the house. Using the gathered measurements I put together detailed Auto CAD drawings of the building. While Amber Clawson researched the history of the family associated with the house and documented changes made to the house, I evaluated the condition of the building and site, and used that assessment to develop maintenance recommendations.