Abraham Lowenstein House

Status: Preserved

Address: 1094 Poplar Avenue (formerly 217 North Waldran Boulevard), Memphis

Built: 1901

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Abraham Lowenstein House was placed on the National Register on Jan. 5, 1984.

History: The house was originally built for Abraham L. Lowenstein, one of four brothers who founded the Lowenstein department store chain in Memphis. The house changed owners in 1923 when it was purchased by the Beethoven Club, the oldest organization of music lovers in the city. For twenty years it was used for instrumental practice and recitals. The house was sold again in 1946 to the Elizabeth Club, an offshoot of the Nineteenth Century Club that served as a boarding house for working women during World War II. The residence is now part of Serenity Recovery Centers, with an address on Poplar instead of Waldran.


City Council District: 7

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8