This house was built in the 1870s by Walter James Bennett, who was born at Everbright, an early Franklin landmark torn down years ago. The Bennett name was well known in business circles on Main Street for over a hundred years and many county residents remember Bennett’s Hardware Store at the corner of 4th and Main. The house remained in the Bennett family until 1967 when its ownership passed onto someone outside of the family for the first time in ninety-two years. For many years in the latter part of the 20th century, the Bennett House was a well-known recording studio. Kris Kristofferson, Dan Fogelberg, Jimmy Buffett, Vanessa Williams, Amy Grant and Waylon Jennings are among the many artists who recorded there.