rothschild revised
Rothschild-Hamer House
514 W. College St.

Tudor Revival architecture reached heightened acclaim in Greta Britain in the late 19th century. The Rothschild family in England was one of the style’s earliest patrons who supported the design in the homes they built. This house, oddly enough, was constructed in 1925 by Edgar and Hermoise Rothschild (no relation), third generation German immigrants. Edgar Rothschild’s grandfather, Meyer, arrived in Brownsville in 1867. The home features archetypal Tudor influences, including a steeply pitched roof, exposed timbers with plaster infill that mimic rustic and rural Elizabethan English cottages. Edgar Rothschild died in 1936 and Hermoise moved to Memphis with her two sons, Edgar, Jr. and Joseph. The home was purchased after 1936 by Robert Solon Hamer and his wife Lucille.

College Hill Historic District