The First Lee House

The First Lee House (HM1726)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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N 35° 8.813', W 90° 2.832'

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Built in 1869 by James Lee, Jr. (1832-1905), lawyer, riverman and leader in the development of Memphis, the first Lee House was designed by architect Joseph Willis. In this home of Italianate-Victorian design also lived James Lee, Sr. (1808-1889), who in 1866 founded the Lee Line with its home port at Memphis. Their packets and "floating palace" excursion boats piled the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers between Cincinnati and New Orleans.
HM NumberHM1726
Marker Number4E 71
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 769005 N 3893324
Decimal Degrees35.14688333, -90.04720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.813', W 90° 2.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 48.78" N, 90° 2' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 239 Adams Ave, Memphis TN 38103, US
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