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Franklin Ice House (Franklin Antique Mall)

The building once housed Franklin’s “Ice House”. Before refrigeration, ice was harvested from lakes in the north, shipped south and stored in warehouses under sawdust to be delivered by an iceman in his horse and wagon. Once refrigeration was widespread and the ice house became obsolete, the building transitioned into a chicken processing plant. Old-timers still remember the 24/7 stench produced by the endeavor. The antique mall here today is one of Tennessee’s largest.
251 2nd Avenue South
Franklin, 37064