Funds finalized for future $3M Civil War interpretive park
Nonprofit Franklin's Charge to pay $1.85M for strip center
Published May 30, 2012 by NashvillePost.com
Officials with nonprofit Franklin’s Charge announced today funds have been raised to purchase a strip center that will be razed to make way for the $3 million Carter Cotton Gin Interpretative Park.
The strip center, anchored by a Domino’s Pizza and facing Columbia Avenue, was “ground zero” for the battle of Franklin, according to Franklin’s Charge. The nonprofit expects to spend $1.85 million for the property.
The Carter Cotton Gin Interpretative Park will comprise four parcels. In addition to the strip center, the Heritage Foundation previously purchased a house (Carter’s original cotton gin) on Cleburne Street in the late 1990s. Also, the Franklin-based Franklin’s Charge in 2008 paid $950,000 for a second parcel, the debt on the note for which has been retired. The Civil War Trust purchased a third parcel for $200,000. That land will be conveyed to Franklin’s Charge.Full Article Link:[Read More]