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Washington B. Cooper Home: An Artist's Home

This 2 story, 13-room brick home had been built earlier by Samuel Watkins (1794-1880).

Watkins was a businessman and in his will made a bequest of money and land to found Watkins Institute. Washington Bogart Cooper (1802-1888) and Ann Litton Cooper (1806-1892) purchased the home and land from Nathaniel A. McNairy in 1845 which sat near the current Charlotte and Clifton Aves (current 507 20th Ave. North). The Coopers married in 1839. Cooper was a renowned portraiture artist.

In 1885, the Coopers sold the property to Soloman “Sol” Thomas Satterwhite (1843-1912) and Lucy C Butler Satterwhite (1846-1916) who was his cousin. Satterwhite was a clerk with the Nashville, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Railroad as well as becoming Nashville’s first taxidermist. The home, torn down years ago, had been located behind the current American Cancer Association building. [The home was near her sister Margaret Litton Bostick’s house, Hardin P. Bostick House.]


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