Date: c. 1975
Description: n early 1993 a major renovation of this house was underway; notheless, the house is one of the most noteworthy historic residential landmarks in the city. Stylistically, the building is a hybrid of Queen Anne and Classical Revival elements. The asymmetrical massing of the house is typical of Queen Anne dwellings of the late 19th century, but the imposition of a balanced and formal Classical Revival portico completely changed the character of the building. The combining of these two distinctly different architectural forms has brought about one of the most unique historic dwellings in Palestine. Dr. Henry Harnsbarger Link (1820-1890) built a small house on this site in the mid-1850’s for his wife Hypatia McGee Link (1829-1888). A Tennessee native, Dr. Link came to Anderson County in 1846, and is considered to be one of Palestine’s earliest physicians. He gradually expanded his small house as his medical practice flourished. Their eldest son, Dr. Henry R. Link, inherited the house in 1912, and began a major restoration which transformed the house into the grand two-story Classical Revival dwelling that exists today. The original rooms now form the house’s front hall. Another of H.H. Link’s sons, Dr. Edwin W. Link, in 1895 ...
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission