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Location DB > United States > Tennessee > Memphis > James Lee House
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James Lee House
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created by Opheliaism on 3/26/2005 5:14 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 10/9/2023 10:46 PM
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The James Lee House, also known as the Harsson-Goyer-Lee House, is a historic house at 690 Adams Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. It has over 8,100 sqft of living space.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy - rent a room
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
690 Adams Ave
Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Owner:
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1848
    Closed: 1959
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     History
    1848 - The James Lee House is built as a two-story farm house built by William Harsson.

    1852 - Charles Wesley Goyer bought the house from his father-in-law.

    1853 - Goyer makes additions, including a tower and a third floor.

    1873 – Goyer makes exterior improvements, unifying the appearance of the original home with the additions from 1853.

    1890 – After raising 10 children in the home, Goyer sells to James Lee, Jr.

    1925 – The house becomes the property of Lee’s daughter Rosa, who donates it to the city to be used as The James Lee Memorial Art Academy.

    1929 - The city of Memphis takes ownership, and it becomes the Memphis Academy of Art.

    1959 – The house goes vacant when the college moves to Overton Park.

    2008 – The vacant home is used by Canadian indie rock group Tokyo Police Club in a music video for the 2008 song "In a Cave."

    2013 - José Velázquez and his wife, Jennifer, partner with J.W. Gibson and his wife, Kathy Buckman Gibson purchase the home with plans to restore it.

    2014 - The James Lee House opens as a boutique bed and breakfast.
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    James Lee House 2004
    Sat, Mar 26th, 2005
    posted by Opheliaism
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    James Lee House Interior
    Sat, Mar 26th, 2005
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    James Lee House Interior II
    Sat, Mar 26th, 2005
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     Web Links
    https://www.jamesleehouse.com/

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    https://www.jamesl...om/about-the-house
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/9/2023 10:47 PM.

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  • on Oct 9 23 at 22:47, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 9 23 at 22:46, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Description
  • on Oct 9 23 at 18:13, fr00tCake changed the following: History
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  • on Oct 9 23 at 18:12, fr00tCake changed the following: History, Description
  • on Oct 9 23 at 18:10, fr00tCake changed the following: Interesting Features, Description
  • on Oct 9 23 at 18:08, fr00tCake changed the following: Accessibility, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Description, Web Links
  • on Mar 12 17 at 16:22, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 12 17 at 15:47, ChrisTVDir changed the following: Street Address, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Status, Accessibility, Web Links
  • on Jul 28 07 at 4:11, Emperor Wang validated this location
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