Annesdale was built around 1855. Dr. Samuel Mansfield was one of its first owners. It is one of the largest and oldest homes to grace the Memphis area. This historic mansion sits on over 7 acres of land and served as a Civil War hospital for a brief period of time. In 1869, Robert Brinkley, who built the Peabody Hotel, bought the estate as a wedding present for his daughter, Annie Overton Brinkley, and her husband, Colonel Robert Bogardus Snowden and named the estate “Annesdale” in her honor. The Annesdale Mansion and its gardens were home to the Snowden family for more than 140 years.
The five-story mansion has approximately 17,000 square feet, 8,600± square feet of which is heated and cooled. On top of the 4,000± sf basement, other rooms include the grand parlor, library, sun room, dining room, and full kitchen downstairs. After walking up the show-stopping spiral staircase, there is access to the bride’s room, groom’s den, and green room. Above the second level, there is a fully floored attic plus a bell tower. There are 11 fireplaces in the mansion accented by amazing chandeliers, hand-painted murals on the ceilings, walnut paneling, and a marble entryway. There are three full bathrooms plus two half baths.