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Warner Price Mumford Smith House/ Old Home Place


Photo by ichabod


Built in I-House style, this 2 story home stands at 10277 Lebanon Rd. in Mt. Juliet in the Silver Springs community. In 1853, Warner Price Mumford (P.M.) Smith (1822-1901) and Augusta Amelia Houser Smith (1829-1911) bought the home from John Bell (Jack) Vivrett with 1.75 acres. The original builder is uncertain. [Warner’s first wife was Susan Gaines Dabbs Smith (1819-1847).] The house was across the street from his parents 500 acre spread and their general store where Warner worked. Warner and Augusta added a two-story portico and made other changes.


Smith made a living in several ways: He and Augusta operated a general merchandise store opened by his parents, as well as a grist mill, a saw mill, and an ice house. He owned the Silver Springs Flour Mill. He also opened a stagecoach stop called The Half-way House.


Their son, Robert Edmund Lee Smith, and Alice Geneva Ligon Smith (1880-1964) wed in 1902 and bought the house in 1909. Robert’s daughter, Dora Kathleen Smith Moser (1914-1989), and her husband, Joe Foster Moser (1912-1990), inherited the house in 1967. They married in 1939.


Michael Foster Moser, their son, got possession of the property with 15 acres in 1991 with original acreage intact. NRHP 1993

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