Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hunt Phelan House On Market for $3.5M

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 10:43 AM

click to enlarge HUNT PHELAN/ZILLOW
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Wanna buy some Memphis history?

Get out your wallet, plunk $3.5 million on the barrelhead, and Beale Street's Hunt Phelan House can be yours. The home's current owners listed the property on Zillow about two weeks ago.

The house was built in 1828 and has now for years been used as an events space. It has five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, more than 10,000 square feet, a fully-equipped restaurant and bar capable of serving up to 350 people, a 2,500 square-foot air-conditioned garage, 180-foot tented patio, and more, according to the home's listing on Zillow.

The Hunt Phelan website says the home has hosted five Presidents but doesn't say which ones. But the home is rich with history and was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument.

"Built between 1828-1832, the home was host to many well known Tennesseans such as President Andrew Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and General (Nathan Bedford) Forrest," read's the home's website. "Confederate General Leonidas Polk planned the battle of Corinth in the home and General U.S. Grant later used the house as his headquarters where he devised the Vicksburg campaign.

"The home also served as a Union hospital. After the war, one of the first schools for freed slaves was built on the property by the Freedman’s Bureau."

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