Historic Lowenstein Mansion

Special Purpose for Sale
Catylist Listing ID: 30258345
Property Subtypes: Museum/Gallery
Building Size (RSF): 12,000 SF
Gross Building Area: See Agent
Gross Land Area: 0.41 Acres
Sale Price: $735,000
Property Use Type: Vacant/Owner-User
Sale Terms: Cash to Seller
Cap Rate: Undisclosed
Last Updated: 11/17/2018

Overview / Comments

The Lowenstein Mansion is a historic house in Memphis, Tennessee. It was built circa 1890 for Elias Lowenstein, a German-born merchant. During World War I, it was used as a boarding house for women who worked. In the first half of the 1920s, Lowenstein's daughter, Celia Lowenstein Samuelson, donated the house to The Nineteenth Century Club. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since March 23, 1979.
It is part of a segment of town known as Victorian Village. During Memphis' early period of growth in the mid-19th century, a few wealthy Memphians built grand, Victorian-style homes in what was then the outskirts of the city. The homes in Victorian Village were built from 1846 into the 1890s, and range in style from Neo-classical through Late Gothic Revival. Edward C. Jones, one of Memphis's most significant Victorian-era architects, and his partner, Matthias Harvey Baldwin, built the Woodruff-Fontaine House (1870) and renovated the Harsson-Goyer-Lee House (1871).
The Massey House, the oldest in the area (ca. 1846), was built for Benjamin A. Massey, an early Memphis lawyer. The Mallory-Neely House (1852) was built in Italian villa style with a central tower for banker Isaac Kirtland and extensively renovated and expanded during the 1880s and 1890s. The interior is well preserved, with much of the original late-19th-century furnishings intact.
The Harsson-Goyer-Lee House (690 Adams, see photograph) was once the home of riverboat owner James Lee. It was expanded in 1871 by Charles Goyer, a founder of Union Planters Bank.
The Pillow-McIntyre House (ca. 1852) is a two-story Greek Revival home purchased in 1873 by Mexican War and Confederate General Gideon Pillow. This striking eclectic-style Victorian had been unused for years, but with the assistance of corporate and community donations it was refurbished in 2004.
The Woodruff-Fontaine House (1870) was built in French-Victorian style by Amos Woodruff, a successful carriage maker, entrepreneur and politician. The second resident, Noland Fontaine, was a factor in the Memphis Cotton Exchange. The house was deeded to the city in 1936, and in later years was used for an art school. In 1961 the art school moved, and the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities took over the house and restored it with 19th-century regional antiques and textiles.
This is the most historic area of Memphis and what you will be a part of as owner of the Lowenstein Mansion. Be a part of Memphis’ living history and call to schedule a showing of this wonderful jewel of a building.

Additional Details

Nearest MSA: Memphis
County: Shelby
Property Located Between: Corner of Jefferson and Manasas
Property Visibility: Excellent
Total Number of Buildings: 1
Number of Stories: 2
Property Condition: Fair
Year Built: 1891
Construction/Siding: Brick
Parking Type: Surface
Parking Description: 8 spaces
Sprinklers: None
Heat Type: Natural Gas
Heat Source: Central
Lot Frontage: 184.66
Lot Depth: 102.84
Water Service: Municipal
Sewer Type: Municipal
Legal Description: 023021 00003

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Demographic Statistics

Proximity: 1 mile 3 miles 5 miles
Total Population: 13,220 99,605 197,102
Median Age: 35.23 36.13 35.59
Households: 5,452 43,619 81,218
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