Clouston Hall has been a party house from the get-go,” says Gallery 202 co-owner Kelly Harwood, with a grin that stretches as he tells the history of the carousing that’s gone on in the place. “After all, the house was built in 1821 as a second home for entertaining.” Kelly Harwood
Clouston Hall, built circa 1821, is a Federal Style home designed by Joseph Reiff for Edward G. Clouston.
The home was not built as a primary residence, but as a “town home” when the Clouston family spent time in Franklin. Primarily used for parties and political gatherings, it is believed to have hosted at least three U.S. Presidents. Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson. During the Civil War the home was used as a hospital for the Missouri Regiment during the Battle of Franklin.