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Nineteenth Century Club to be Auctioned

The historic Nineteenth Century Club will sell to the highest bidder on Jan. 24 during an auction by Morris Auction Group.

Built in 1890, the 15,813-square-foot house at 1433 Union Ave. was purchased in 1926 by The Nineteenth Century Club, a philanthropic women’s organization. The two main floors add up to about 10,000 square feet, in addition to the basement’s 6,000 feet.

The three-story wood frame structure is commercially-zoned and sits on 1.2 acres in Midtown. Its 2012 appraisal from the Shelby County Assessor of Property is $664,800.

Crye-Leike Realtors Inc.’s Dick Leike and Robert Gorman previously had the Nineteenth Century Club property listed for $1.5 million. Leike told The Daily News in August that the building was structurally sound.

“The architecture in the home is fabulous, with limestone columns and limestone cornice,” he said. “The first floor of the house has just really magnificent rooms and is untouched basically.”

A portion of the sales proceeds to go to a special project at the Children’s Museum of Memphis. Click here for more details.


  1. Wintermute says:

    Will there be a reserve price? I didn’t see one on Jeff’s site.

    1. jeffmorris54 says:

      The sellers have the right to approve the high bid no matter what it is. It is their intent to sell the property to the highest bidder on the date of the auction.