Today rounds out our Tour of Historic Homes in Oak Ridge. Above is the J. L. Sawyer House, built in 1919 and, like the Whitaker house down the street, also in National Folk style. It also has two external chimneys. This architecture, however, differs from the house featured yesterday in that the Sawyer house has a double-sloped gambrel roof and side-gabled carriage porch. If you enlarge the photo, you will notice the stone foundation. During the 1930's the Black Lantern Tea Room was also located on this site.
According to the historic marker at the road, Mr. Sawyer was a barber at Oak Ridge Military Institute (its early 20th century name). You can imagine that the barber at the military institute was kept busy, subjecting cadets to those first haircuts.