The Brentwood Historic Commission will host an official preview party of the Ravenswood Mansion on August 28 beginning at 6:30pm. The event is called “Rendezvous at Historic Ravenswood” and will be the first opportunity to view this antebellum mansion since its $1 million renovation project was completed earlier this year.
Ravenswood, located on Wilson Pike at Split Log Road, is one of the earliest brick houses constructed in the country, preceding both Carnton (built in 1826) and the Carter House (built in 1830) and is now considered the “crown jewel” of Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, the city’s newest park.
“Rendezvous at Historic Ravenswood” will be a special evening and an opportunity to see the pre-Civil War mansion after the renovation. The event is a fundraiser for the Brentwood Historic commission and will fund historical preservation and education efforts in Brentwood.
Individual tickets are $100. Please mail checks to Linda Lynch, City of Brentwood, P.O. Box 788, Brentwood, TN 37027. For more information contact Amanda Bledsoe, firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Lynch, email@example.com or 371-0060.
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Ravenswood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983. Built by James Hazard Wilson II, the home dates back to 1825 and was the site of his marriage to Emeline. Sam Houston, businessman and Governor for Tennessee and Texas was the best man for James Wilson. Sam Houston was known as the Raven, thus the mansion was named Ravenswood in his honor.