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Charles Evers House/ The Hibbettage: The Hermitage Look-alike

Hibbettage was built by Basye Kimbrough (B.K.) Hibbett, Jr. (1901-1965) and wife Mary Frances Young Hibbett (1903-1984) at 2160 Old Hickory Blvd. in 1939. They married in 1924. Its Colonial Revival style is a replica of the Hermitage because Mary Frances was active in the Ladies Hermitage Association. She, as well as her mother, Mrs. Kate Eliza Wilson Young, were part of a movement of prominent ladies who worked on preservation in Tennessee. B.K. prospered in the salvage business (owned B.K. Hibbett Salvage Co. for 40 years) and desired to raise a specialized breed of livestock. The estate was constructed in two main stages - 1938 and 1948 - which took so long because of shortages of labor and material during World War II.

In 1974, their daughter, Mary Jane Hibbett Evers (1930-2007), and husband Charles Kiefer Evers (1928-2012) purchased the property with 62 acres. Charles joined his family’s company, Sunbeam Bakery, and rose to become Chairman and President of American Bread Company in 2000. In 1997, he was a founder of Independence Trust Company in Franklin at which he served as Chairman of the Board. After serving in the Air Force in World War II, he continued service in the Air National Guard of Tennessee and achieved the rank of Major General. Their daughter Linda Ann Evers is an owner as of 2016.

In January 2020, David and Sarah Ingram purchased the property. Ingram is chairman and president of Ingram Entertainment as well as chairman and founder of DBI Beverage. Sarah won the U.S. Mid-Amateur golf title three times. NRHP 1998

*** In 2020, The Hibbettage was torn down. ****

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