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R. E. Martin Home/Castlewood (Davidson Co.): Originally part of Tyne estate

Updated: Jun 26

30 Castlewood Court (orig. 5901 Hillsboro Rd.) Nashville, TN

Circa 1931. Tudor Revival style


Richard E. Martin, a local builder, and his wife, Floyd Irene Martin, built the Tudor Revival style house that originally had 24 acres surrounding it. The land likely bordered the Hillsboro Rd/ Old Hickory BL intersection. Per local lore, Richard saved the life of Thomas Tyne, Jr. after an accident on Tyne Blvd. In gratitude, his father, Thomas Tyne, Sr. sold Martin property off the southern edge of the Tyne Longleat estate. The Martins lived at Castlewood until 1946.


They sold the property to (William) Guy Wallace, Jr. (1913-1996) and his wife, Dorris Marie Dinkins Wallace. They married in 1944. The Wallace family resided there about 1946-1967. In 1938, Guy Wallace owned the Guy Wallace Motor Co. with a lot on Broadway. Dorris operated a used car business also at 539 Broadway. Family lore has it that in early 1936, Guy walked from Nashville to Memphis to win a $100 bet with his brother, Doc Wallace.


About 1967 to at least 2000, Dr. Frank Anthony (Tony) Greco and his wife, Margaret E. Click Greco, bought the property. Dr. Greco is part of the Tennessee Oncology practice on 25th Ave. N. In the 1980s, the property was subdivided, new homes developed, and now Castlewood sits on 1.8 acres. NRHP 2003 See Longleat


Sources:

Historic Homes of Forest Hills: An Architectural Survey, Thomason & Assoc., 2000, p. 44

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