The Millennium Manor was constructed by William Andrew Nicholson and his wife Fair Nicholson from June 1937 until December 1946. In 1937, he was offered a job to replace strikers at the Alcoa plant. He and his wife went on to build the manor without any machinery in order to provide themselves a place to sleep.
Backstory and Context
The Millennium Manor was built in June 1937 until December 1946 by William Andrew Nicholson and his wife Fair Nicholson. He and his wife constructed this house without the use of machinery while William was working at the Alcoa plant, where he was hired in 1937. The intention of this manor was to survive the biblical end of Armageddon. Sadly after this, in 1950, Fair Nicholson had passed away due to cancer at 72 years old and in 1965, William Nicholson had passed away due to old age. The Millennium Manor had suffered somewhat of a same fate as it was terrorized by vandals until 1995 when Dean Fontaine had purchased it at $39,000 and started ongoing renovations on it.
Fontaine, Dean. Alcoa, Tennessee: Millennium Manor, Roadside America. December 20th 2000. Accessed September 16th 2019. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/3088.