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Three Terraces: Miss Ellen's Final Home near her birthplace

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Started in 1920, Three Terraces was built for Ellen Stokes More “Miss Ellen” Wemyss (1895-2001) and completed by the early 1930s.

It stands at 2006 Lombardy St. off Hillsboro Road on part of the former Walter Stokes’ Breezemont Farm, her father. After the death of husband William Hatch “Will” Wemyss, “Miss Ellen” moved from her Fairvue property in Sumner County and had Three Terraces built. [Her first husband was Elijah Livingfield More. Her brothers were Thomas Ormsby Stokes and Walter Stokes. Her son was Livingfield D. More and was an owner of Locust Valley.] She had a colorful and eventful life. She was an early Nashville suffragette (marched in the Nashville Suffragette Parade of 1918), traveled extensively and was involved in Nashville’s first auto wreck with companion Percy Warner.

A founding member of The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, she was instrumental in preserving Middle Tennessee historical homes including Cragfont, Travellers Rest, the Hermitage, Wynnewood, the Bowen-Campbell House, Rock Castle, Rose Mont, and the Trousdale Home. “Miss Ellen” was also very involved in philanthropy with a focus in Sumner County.

In 2012, the owners of Three Terraces were Franklin and Victoria Hallman Traver. Franklin owns Deep South Computer Marketing. Victoria is a singer/ author who is involved with Deep South Computer and blogging about entertainment. See also Breezemont, Fairvue, Locust Valley

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