Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Aberdeen, MS, United States
DoneSat, Jul 12, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Mississippi Landmark Two Day Estate Auction
Stevens Auction Company is pleased to announce the commission to sell the contents of one of Mississippi?s most prominent old estates at public auction. This historic event will take place on site at Walter Place, where we will sell the entire contents, with many original furnishings in this giant 2 day auction at Holly Springs MS on July 11th and 12th 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m. both days. Live bidding on Live Auctioneers will be available on Saturday, July 12th only. Walter Place was built in 1859 on a Greek Revival style by Harvey Washington Walter, who wanted his mansion to be different from all others in Holly Springs. The house has two medieval gothic towers with castellated battlements on each end of the house and was one of the last houses built before the Civil War. It was occupied by General U.S. Grant, where major battles were planned including the battle of Vicksburg. Now the 10,000 square foot mansion is owned by Jorja Lynn and late husband Mike Lynn, who served as general manager of the Minnesota Vikings from 1975 ? 1990, president of the World League of American Football and remained involved with the Viking Franchise until his death in 2012. The house and grounds cover 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens along with two antebellum guest houses. Contact Dick Leike at Crye-Leike Realtors for more information on the Real Estate at 901-486-2071.