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Adoring guests buy into historic bed & breakfast; changes planned

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 16, 2021 6:12 AM CT | Published: November 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>The new co-owners of the James Lee House are&nbsp; (from left) J.W. Gibson and Kathy Buckman Gibson, John and Maryellen Riley and Dr. Kito Lord and Sarah Steckel Lord (seated).</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The new co-owners of the James Lee House are (from left) J.W. Gibson and Kathy Buckman Gibson, John and Maryellen Riley and Dr. Kito Lord and Sarah Steckel Lord (seated). (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

When two couples and loyal guests saw that 173-year-old James Lee House was for sale, they jumped at the chance to become part-owners with J.W. and Kathy Buckman Gibson.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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