Hunt-Phelan House

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Hunt-Phelan House
Hunt-Phelan home 533 Beale St Memphis TN 03.jpg
The Hunt-Phelan House in 2010
Hunt-Phelan House is located in Tennessee
Hunt-Phelan House
Hunt-Phelan House is located in the United States
Hunt-Phelan House
Location533 Beale Ave., Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates35°8′15″N 90°2′38″W / 35.13750°N 90.04389°W / 35.13750; -90.04389Coordinates: 35°8′15″N 90°2′38″W / 35.13750°N 90.04389°W / 35.13750; -90.04389
Area9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built1830 (1830)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.71000834[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 11, 1971

The Hunt-Phelan House is a historic mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.


The two-story mansion was built circa 1830 for George H. Whyett.[2] It was designed in the Federal architectural style.[2] It was expanded in 1855.[2] Prior to the war, Jefferson Davis visited the house as a guest.[2]

During the American Civil War, the mansion was used as headquartered by Union General Ulysses S. Grant, followed by Confederate General Leonidas Polk.[2]

After the war, Davis returned to the house as a guest. Later, President Andrew Johnson was also a guest.[2]

Architectural significance[edit]

It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since February 11, 1971.[3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form: Hunt-Phelan House". National Park Service. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hunt-Morgan House". National Park Service. Retrieved January 13, 2016.