City Directories and History: Originally only one story, this home was built circa 1820 by John Buchanan of Revolutionary War fame. It was willed to his niece, Mary Ann Buchanan Carlisle, in 1823. James Henry Carlisle was born here in 1825. [Courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce]
Carlisle home is historic with its providence on the marker in front of the house. Doctor James H. Carlisle, foundational educator and minister in the Southern Methodist Church was born here in 1825. House was later bought in the early Twentieth Century by Eugene Douglas Brice in 1923 for his family. The one story house was much modified for his family with a second story addition about that time. Misses Pauline, Maurice, and Zelma lived their lives in this house until the late 1960’s. Their only brother, 1936 honors graduate of Mount Zion Institute, became an early casualty of the Second World War. [Shared by J.M. Lyles]
Click on the More Information > link to find additional data – A Fairfield County Sketchbook, by J.S. Bolick, 2000 (Courtesy of the FCHS)
Informative link: National Register
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