Greenlevel

Status: Preserved

Address: 853 South Collierville-Arlington Road, Collierville

Built: ca. 1830s, ca. 1850-1880

Architectural Style: Greek Revival

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

Greenlevel was placed on the National Register on Mar. 6, 1987.

History: Greenlevel was built for one of the founders of Memphis, John Overton, in the 1830s, and updated in the Greek Revival style in the 1850s. It was used as a hospital during the Civil War under Dr. Virginius Leake, a prominent figure during the development of Collierville. The house remained in the Leake family until the 1920s, after which it was used as a rental property for 40 years. During this time one of the original columns and some of the staircase were used as firewood. The house was purchased and restored in the 1960s, during which time it was discovered that the plans for the house with 1850s additions were drawn on the inside of the north pilaster.

 

City Council District: N/A

Super District: N/A

County Commission District: 2

DON NEWMAN