J. L. Shannon and his family moved back to Lebanon from Greenfield, Tennessee in 1909 and bought this house at 321 West Main Street from Colonel L. L. Rice, Headmaster of Castle Heights Military School. My father and his brothers all attended school at Castle Heights along with my nephew, Walter G. Ecton, Jr. of Winchester, Kentucky. I lived in this house from 1951-1953 while getting a Law Degree from Cumberland University and while playing in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Mary and Harry Shannon owned and lived in this house after the death of J. L. Shannon in 1929 until their respective deaths. I sold the house in 1989 after the death of my Aunt Mary Shannon. It has been refurbished and is presently used as Linda Hackett Realty. My Uncle Harry Shannon kept hunting dogs in kennels in the back of the house. I have two of his shot guns including one double barrel Belgium. I also have the gold pocket watches of my father, J. J. and grandfather, J. L. Shannon, and some antique items and furniture from the house.