Built in 1867 by AG Stanford, the East Ivy Mansion has been home to various owners throughout the years. Notably, its first homeowner was Tennessee native Senator Henry Cooper. The East Ivy, along with Henry Cooper, remains an important part of Nashville history.
A mainstay of the Historic Edgefield district of Nashville, the East Ivy has stood the test of time through several natural and man-made disasters. The East Ivy was one of the very few properties to survive the Great Nashville Fire of 1916. A tragedy that destroyed most of the Italianate and Queen Anne style homes in the area. In 1933, tragedy struck again when a tornado devastated most of Nashville. Once again demolishing hundreds of historic homes. The East Ivy Mansion, however, remains standing. It continues to be one of the few original historic properties in Nashville. Because of this guests of the East Ivy can enjoy the home’s original features.