Island Home, Dickinson Residence
- Title: Island Home, Dickinson Residence
- Date: ca. 1887
- Description: Well-dressed men, women, and children stroll in the gardens and pathways of this two-story mansion. There are two horse and buggies parked out front.
- Historical Note: This house and formal gardens, on the south side of the Holston (Tennessee) River in Knoxville, was the post-Civil War country home of Perez Dickinson (1813-1901). Dickinson, who had come to Knoxville from Amherst, Massachusetts as an educator, was a successful businessman and partner in the firm of Cowan, McClung & Company when war broke out. A Union loyalist, he left the city, returning afterwards to resume "business as usual" with his brother-in-law James Cowan and former Confederate sympathizers Frank H. and Charles J. McClung.
- Institution: McClung Historical Collection, Knox County Public Library
- Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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