Samuel Rexinger House (Clarksville - Montgomery County)

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Samuel Rexinger House (Clarksville - Montgomery County)


The Samuel Rexinger House, also known as Archwood, was constructed in 1878 for Samuel Rexinger, prominent Jewish merchant and Clarksville postmaster from 1867 – 1883. Rexinger’s wife, Albertine, purchased the lot for $2,500 in 1869. When a crew of skilled craftsmen arrived in Clarksville following a fire in April 1878, Samuel Rexinger hired Nashville architect John L. Smith to design the $6,000 house on College Street. When Samuel Rexinger relocated to Athens, Georgia, his home remained in use. In 1893, the Rexinger House was sold to Prof. Webb, Jonathon G. Anderson, and J. G. Joseph. Webb used the residence. During the early 1900s, the Rexinger House was used by Southwestern Presbyterian University before it relocated to Memphis and became Rhodes College. As Clarksville changed with the establishment of Camp Campbell in the 1940s, the house was divided into individual apartments to accommodate the influx of soldiers into the city. After the war, it was returned to a single-family dwelling. In 1965, Austin Peay State University purchased the house for use as the university president’s residence. The Rexinger House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1977.


Smith, Jonathan L.


National Register of Historic Places. Rexinger, Samuel, House. Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee. National Register #77001284.




Johnson, Elizabeth, photographer.


Archwood Historical Marker (Clarksville - Montgomery County)


19th Century; 20th Century


Smith, Jonathan L. , “Samuel Rexinger House (Clarksville - Montgomery County),” Tennessee Jewish Heritage Digital Archive Project, accessed September 29, 2020,

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