A Memphis Grande Dame For Sale 

Hernando DeSoto stopped here in 1541, looking to cross the river. Don Manuel Gayoso, the Spanish military commander of West Florida, built a fort here in 1795. But it wasn't until after World War I that Memphis embraced all things romantically European, and the city was graced with houses in the Tudor, Italian, and Spanish Revival styles.

George Mahan Jr. was one of the major architects of these Romantic revivals built between 1914 and 1938. In 1922, Esther Cook Norfleet built this house on Goodwyn Street, using Mahan's plans. Goodwyn was a popular location for grand homes at that time, because the Memphis Country Club was established there in 1905 ...

Read the rest of John Griffin's "Hot Properties" column from this week's Flyer.

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