The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s Sites to Save list acts as a platform to bring awareness to significant buildings and sites that are facing increased demolition risk, development pressure, or neglect. When a site is named a Site to Save, the Heritage Foundation pledges to stay abreast any changes to the property, attend relevant public meetings about the site and consult with willing property owners and municipalities about the preservation of these places. Thankfully, our 2023 class of Sites to Save and Watch are stable and extant. More detailed updates can be found below:   


Beechwood Hall, Williamson County 

In early 2023, Beechwood Hall was professionally stabilized and winterized until a preservation solution can be reached. No further degradation has occurred, and the home remains structurally sound. The Heritage Foundation continues to work closely with the owners of Beechwood Hall to find a
preservation-minded solution. 


The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall, Franklin

The Franklin Masonic Hall, also known as the National Historic Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 7, recently sustained damage to the façade during severe storms in early May 2024. This event jumpstarted renewed efforts to stabilize, repair, and preserve the National Historic Landmark. On May 13, John Baumgartner represented the Masons at the Historic Zoning Commission to present rehabilitation plans. Read more here.   


The Civil War Earthworks, Triune

In May 2024, the Arrington Woods subdivision was announced consisting of 11 homes on 90 acres of forested land home to several of the Triune Civil War Earthworks. The developer has donated 14 acres of land to the Battle of Franklin Trust to preserve the earthworks and tell the story of the formerly enslaved people who joined the United States Colored Troops there. Read more here.   

The Natchez Street Historic District, Franklin

 The Natchez Street Historic District in Franklin continues to be under immense development pressure. Williamson County African American cultural historian Thelma Battle’s childhood home at 600 Chickasaw Place is one few remaining homes in the area that is indicative of predominant building typology at the time this was a majority black neighborhood.  


The Historic Daniel McMahon House & Cemetery, Franklin

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is currently in early discussions with representatives from the First United Methodist Church to create a preservation plan within the Church’s mission. The building is stable and there are no current construction plans.  


The Historic Sherwood Green House, Nolensville  

Janice Green, owner of the Historic Sherwood Green House, has made excellent strides in the preservation and rehabilitation of this iconic Nolensville home. The Smoke House is currently undergoing renovation and rehabilitation expected to be complete in mid-June.  



If ever you are concerned about the status of a historic property in Williamson County, please feel free to reach out to our Senior Director of Preservation, Anna Marcum, at