The Factory at Franklin (Off-The-Loop Option)
Built in 1929, The Factory occupies the buildings that once served as the Dortch Stove Works, Magic Chef, and later the Jamison Bedding Company. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Factory is rich with history and a very careful renovation has preserved many of The Factory’s original features and architectural details. Calvin LeHew bought the sprawling complex and, after an environmental cleanup, began opening the facility in sections. Today, The Factory at Franklin has tenants which includes Music City Roots, Americana Music Association World Headquarters, Sugar Hill Records, and ‘The Row’ at The Factory where artisans create their works of art for everyone to watch. Imagine the Factory coming alive with concerts, dining, shopping, meetings, live theatre, art galleries, decorators’ showcases, antiques and offices. The unique facility can serve all this and more. Imagine The Factory in its days as a bustling, working factory then see the transformation to a diverse, vibrant shopping and entertainment complex it is today.