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Spectacular Midtown Estate Sale -- Historic Property !!

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10/23/2009 10am to 6pm (Fri)
10/24/2009 10am to 6pm (Sat)
10/25/2009 1am to 6pm (Sun)
10/26/2009 10am to 6pm (Mon)

T. Fortner Estate Sales

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Important Historic

Mid-Town Sale

Annesdale (c.1855)

1325 Lamar

        This Italian Villa mansion was built by a Dr. Samuel Mansfield, a wholesale druggist, probably as a wedding present for the wife he married in 1855.  In 1869 Robert Brinkley bought it as a wedding gift for his daughter, Annie Overton Brinkley, who married Col. Robert Bogardus Snowden. The two-hundred-acre estate was named Annesdale, pronounced "Annie's Dale," in her honor.


        Architecturally, the house, with its square tower, bracketed cornice, round-arched porch, and asymmetrical plan, was absolutely up-to-date for the mid-1850's. Although the name of its designer is unknown, details of the exterior and elements of the plan quite possibly were derived from a "Norman Villa" designed by the Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloane and published in his book, The Model Architect, in 1852.  Sloane designed one of the South's great houses, the Arabian-Nights fantasy of Longwood, at Natchez, in 1859, which was based on "An Oriental Villa" in The Model Architect.

  • Parking permitted on Lamar (South Side only) & Snowden Circle   (no parking allowed in the property)

  • $5.00 Admission Fee Per Person (portion of the proceeds to benefit The Church Health Center as requested by the family)

The contents of Annesdale encompasses 5 +  continuous generations of the same family.

Rare opportunity to visit, enjoy, and purchase wonderful treasures from this fantastic home!!!


T. Fortner Estate Sales

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