Annesdale

Status: Preserved

Address: 1325 Lamar Avenue, Memphis

Built: 1855; ca. 1900

Architectural Style: Italian Villa

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

Annesdale was placed on the National Register on Nov. 25, 1980.

History: This estate was built in about 1855 for Dr. Samuel Mansfield, a druggist. Robert C. Brinkley, originator of the Peabody Hotel, bought it in 1868 or 1869 as a wedding gift for his daughter Annie Overton Brinkley and her husband, Col. Robert Bogardus Snowden. The estate was named “Annesdale” in her honor. The Annesdale mansion and its gardens were home to the prominent Snowden family for seven generations over more than 110 years. It also served as a hospital during the Civil War. The mansion remains one of the oldest homes in Memphis. It has been thoroughly restored and opened its doors to the public as an event venue in the fall of 2013. Annesdale was offered for sale in early 2020; marketing raised the possibility of residential development on its 7 acres.

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN