Status: Preserved Address: 1325 Lamar Avenue, Memphis Built: 1855; ca. 1900 Architectural Style: Italian Villa Original Function/Purpose: Residential 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 forContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 919 Coward Place, Memphis Built: ca. 1852 Architectural Style: Italianate Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Anderson-Coward House was built by Nathaniel Anderson, a cotton broker and banker in ca. 1852. After he retired in about 1856, he sold the property to H.M. Grosvenor, who, in order to finance hisContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 8504 Macon Road, Cordova (Memphis) Built: 1913 Architectural Style: American Foursquare / Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: This home belonged to Walter Granville Allen, a prominent planter, banker, businessman and political leader in Shelby County and the Cordova area. Succumbing to fire in 1913, the original homeContinue Reading