Address: 4066 James
Date Built: 1875-1900
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On the national register of historic places, Goodwinslow is situated on
the remaining 27 acres of a once sprawling plantation. Also known as
Chapman House, it was designed and built around 1875 by the original
owner, William Washington Goodwin, after he served in the Confederate
cavalry under General Forrest. Goodwin made three trips to Europe
following the war, each time returning with new design ideas for his
growing estate. The earliest section of the home resembles a Germanic
castle and the outline for Goodwin’s English garden still remains.
Adorned in Wisteria vines, the Italian Villa façade offers visitors an
impressive arrival. Housing many family relics of historic significance,
the interior is tastefully appointed in period pieces. Today the
great-grandson of Goodwin, former Memphis police director Buddy Chapman
and his wife Pam, call Goodwinslow home.
A social reception with refreshments will be sponsored by Old City Millwork.
Click Here and take a tour of the Goodwinslow Estate.