The Factory at Franklin
is home to some of middle Tennessee’s most-loved local businesses and performance venues. Once a former stove factory, this historic property is now a top destination for shopping artisan goods, trying culinary delights, and watching great live entertainment. You can even host your next event in one or more of our eight unique venues. Conveniently located just up the road from the nationally-recognized Main Street of Franklin, The Factory is beloved by locals and tourists alike!
at the Market
Start your weekend off with a local favorite: the Franklin Farmers Market, hosted right here in The Factory's east parking lot. At this year-round market, you'll find some of the region's best farmers and artisans selling crafts, fresh produce, and more, as well as food stands serving up delicious treats.
at The Mockingbird
From the manager of the Legendary Kimbro's in downtown Franklin, comes the Mockingbird Theater — located in The Factory's Building 6. The Mockingbird features a full bar and regularly hosts special events, with an emphasis on live music. Check their schedule to plan your next night out!
The complex was built and served as the home of Dortch Stove Works, Magic Chef, and, later, the Jamison Bedding Company.
1929 to 1991
The property was purchased by local developer Calvin Lehew, who renovated and preserved manny original features and architectural details.
The Factory was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
2012 to Present
Another change in ownership led to a renewed vision for the property. Today, The Factory is a cultural destination with shops, restaurants, studios, offices, and state-of-the-art entertainment venues.