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533 Beale St. Memphis TN 901-525-8225

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    The Hunt-Phelan Home
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    The Hunt-Phelan Home

    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This home was completed in 1832, making it one of the oldest in the city. Jefferson Davis, a friend of the Hunt family, was a frequent visitor. During the Civil War, Union General Ulysses S. Grant made his headquarters here. Later, it was a hospital. After the war, it was the office of the local Freedmens' bureau, and a school for liberated slaves. Throughout all this, the same family has had title to the house. It is now The Hunt Phelan Bed & Breakfast. This is among the state's finest antebellum homes.

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    Hunt-Phelan Home

    by 10eke Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Hunt-Phelan Home is one of the oldest, most historic homes in Memphis, Tennessee. The family played host to regional and national society figures, including Jefferson Davis, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and President Andrew Jackson. Occupied by Gen. U.S. Grant and Union soldiers during the Civil War, it survives as the last of the great Beale Street mansions. Restored to its original splendor, and with its exquisite furnishings and colorful history, the Hunt-Phelan Home offers a fascinating look at life in the American South before the turn of the century.

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