This magnificent Second French Empire style house, also known as General Grant style, featuring the lovely Mansard roof, was built in 1881 by Kitty Puryear Watson. Mrs. Watson hired Nashville architect Hugh Cathcart Thompson to design her dream home and spent $18,000 on its construction. Thompson is best known as the architect who designed Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The house remained in the Pointer family for 90 years. A large addition on the back was added in the 1990s.