Annesdale Park Historic District

Status: Preserved

Location: Roughly bounded by Bellevue Boulevard and Cleveland Street, and Lamar and Peabody Avenues, in Memphis

Built: ca. 1903-late 1920s

Architectural Style: Bungalow / Craftsman, Late Victorian

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Annesdale Park Historic District was placed on the National Register on Dec. 22, 1978.

History: A product of Memphis’s rapid industrial growth during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Annesdale Park was developed as the first real estate subdivision in Memphis. When it opened, the development was the premier location for many members of the rapidly expanding upper middle class to buy land and build a home. Many prominent Memphians lived in Annesdale Park including Malcolm Patterson, governor of Tennessee from 1907 to 1911, and Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Arthur S. Buchanan. Annesdale Park Historic District is one of the National Register-listed districts recognized (and protected) by the City of Memphis as a local historic district or Historic Overlay District.

Maps:

Outline of Annesdale Park Historic District.

Map of the district used in its National Register nomination.

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN