In case you missed it in this week's City Paper, J.R. Lind has taken a little different spin on our popular Headline Homes feature and scoured the property tax records to list Nashville's most valuable homes. Of course, big names from the entertainment world are represented, but there's also plenty of blue business blood represented, especially at one Hillsboro Pike mansion.
The property was sold by Dewitt Thompson Jr. — the founder of what is now Thompson Machinery — to Jesse Stallings in the late 1930s. Stallings was the founder of pioneering charter airlines Capitol Airways. Stallings’ late wife sold the home in the 1970s to Irby Simpkins, the publisher of the Nashville Banner. And in 1992, Simpkins sold to high-powered record executive Mike Curb.