Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
The second owner of the house was Noland Fontaine, a businessman who ran the largest inland cotton business in the United States. Noland and his family lived in the home for 46 years, until his wife’s death in 1928. After two subsequent sales, the house moved to Overton Park in 1959, and the Association for Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities used a public fund to preserve the mansion in 1961. The mansion is made from machine-carved cypress wood, with most of the original cypress flooring still intact. There is an embossed tin design on the hallway ceiling on the third floor, which was hammered by hand.
Inside the mansion is a hidden door which showcases autographs and handwritten notes by craftsmen around the world who worked on the construction of the home.