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Franklin Historic District is a historic district in Franklin, Tennessee that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It was created to preserve historic commercial and residential architecture in a 16-block area of the original, downtown Franklin around the north, west, and south of the town square.The 140acre area of the 1972-listed district includes two properties separately listed on the National Register, Winstead House and the Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 7 (which is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark). Architectural styles include Gothic Revival and Federal. When listed, the district included 211 contributing buildings and 65 non-contributing buildings, on an area of.The boundaries of the district were increased in 1988 to add a 5.2acre area. The increased area included 12 contributing buildings, one contributing structure and four non-contributing buildings, in architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate, and T-plan. The district was further increased in 2000 to add a 2.6acre area including Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architecture. This increase included nine contributing buildings and two non-contributing buildings.

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