Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Fairview Historical Association

  • Fairview, TN

Mission Statement

To educate the public about the importance of historic sites in Fairview. To raise funds through grants, individual donations and corporate gifts to obtain, restore, furnish, and maintain historic structures. To develop and maintain a community museum.

Main Programs

  1. COMPLETE RESTORATION OF TRIANGLE SCHOOL
  2. Relocation/Restoration of Jingo Post Office
  3. RELOCATION/RESTORATION OF W. F. DAUGHERTY BARN
  4. Fairview's 1930's Two-Room Clinic
  5. The Chester Cabin
  6. The Elrod Two-Room Shop Building

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

Upon completion of the restoration of Triangle School and other structures in the Historic Village, school age children throughout Middle Tennessee and the Southern region of the United States will be served through educational and cultural programs that will be available at the Historic Village.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2007

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Dr. F. Neil Rice

Keywords

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DAVIDSON DICKSON HICKMAN LEWIS MARSHALL MAURY PERRY RUTHERFORD WILLIAMSON Triangle School, Fairview Museum, Fairview History

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EIN

26-0389669

 Number

6011055317

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Fairview Historical Association was founded in February, 2007. Since then, there have been numerous accomplishments: (1) placement of Triangle School on the National Register of Historic Places, (2) securing historic zoning in Fairview, the re-zoning of the entire 3.5 acre Triangle site from Residential to Historic Overlay District, and the placement of a protective easement on the entire property, (3) securing more than $177,000 through grants, private, and corporate donations, (4) receiving the 1858 Jingo Post Office and the historic W. F. Daugherty barn as gifts, (5) the relocation and complete restoration of the Jingo Post Office, (6) removal of the non-restorable cafeteria, (7) major restoration to Triangle School, including foundation repairs, floor leveling, complete rebuilding of the west wall, and replacement of siding and (8) obtaining approval by the Fairview Board of Commissioners for the Master Plan for development of the Historic Village of Fairview. Short and long-range goals have been developed by the Fairview Historical Association. The goals for 2010 are:  (1) excavation around school to divert water away from building, (2) major exterior repairs to Triangle School building, including the application of two coats of paint to the siding, (2) roof and chimney repairs, (3) porch and side steps replacement, including overhangs above the two side steps, (4) gutters and downspouts, and (5) repairs and replacement of 20 windows and seven doors.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

COMPLETE RESTORATION OF TRIANGLE SCHOOL

Triangle School will function as the anchor of The Historic Village of Fairview. Once restored, it will serve as a school museum, a community museum, and an office, storage, and meeting room for the Fairview Historical Association.

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Budget

$48,000.00

Program 2

Relocation/Restoration of Jingo Post Office

Prior to the Civil War and many years thereafter, the Jingo Post Office was the social and cultural center of the Fairview area. Included in the post office was a general country store. The Historical Association plans to relocate, restore, and furnish the Jingo Post Office as it appeared in the mid-1800's. It will become a part of The Historic Village of Fairview. The restoration was completed in 2008.

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$25,000.00

Program 3

RELOCATION/RESTORATION OF W. F. DAUGHERTY BARN

The historic Daugherty barn will be moved to the historic village and restored. A portion of it will serve as an agricultural museum. Another portion will be rented for weddings and conferences. It is a very large structure and represents country barn-building at its best. Funds for the restoration have not been released from an estate.  At the time the barn is relocated and restored, the 50-foot silo will also be relocate to the location of the barn at the Historic Village.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

$45,000.00

Program 4

Fairview's 1930's Two-Room Clinic

This structure will be relocated to the Historic Village as soon as the property upon which it is currently located sells.  The relocated structure will be used as a Welcome Center at the Historic Village.

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Program 5

The Chester Cabin

This structure will be used to duplicate the early 1800's

Horn Tavern.

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Program 6

The Elrod Two-Room Shop Building

This structure will be relocated to the Historic Village and will be used as restrooms for the Village.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Upon completion of the restoration of Triangle School and other structures in the Historic Village, school age children throughout Middle Tennessee and the Southern region of the United States will be served through educational and cultural programs that will be available at the Historic Village.

Funding Needs

(1) More funds earmarked for the Triangle School restoration. (2) Replacement of windows and exterior doors. Currently, the building is very dark inside because plywood covers the windows. Until the windows and doors are replaced, the public cannot enter the building. (3) Completion of the list of the names and addresses of all living Alumni. (4) Additional programming to increase usage. (5) Greater participation by local contractors and developers in the physical aspects of restoration.

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

Heritage Foundation and Downtown Franklin Association

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Fairview Historical Association

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. F. Neil Rice

BIO

Possesses four earned university degrees, including three graduate degrees. Public school teacher and administrator. Retired university professor of history. Member of Fairview Historical Preservation Commission and Fairview Historical Zoning Commission.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"When the Historical Association received non-profit 501 (C) 3 status, fund-raising began. To date, slightly more than $177,000 has been received through grants as well as individual and corporate donations. Because more than one-half of the funds received has been earmarked for restoration projects other than Triangle School, additional funds are required to complete the work on the Triangle building. During the past few months, twenty-three newspaper articles have been published about preservation efforts in Fairview. There is much local enthusiasm and interest is coming from those who live considerable distance from Fairview. The membership of the Historical Association is growing in size. Participation of local citizens is increasing. The Association is within sight of the required funds that are required to complete the 2008 goals that were stated previously in the Impact Statement. With the restoration of the exterior of Triangle School, increased interest, participation, and financial assistance is expected. The Historical Association has been given a two-story 1850's log cabin and anticipates receiving the 1930's original two-room Fairview Clinic building as a gift. In addition to Triangle School's serving as the anchor of the Historical Village, along with Jingo Post Office and the Daugherty Barn, plans also include the placement of a country church and a country store within the Historic Village. A replica of the cafeteria will be constructed, and it will serve as an educational conference center."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. F. Neil Rice

Retired History Professor University of Tennessee

Term: June 2010 - June 2014

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