Annesdale-Snowden Historic District

Status: Preserved

Location: Roughly bounded by I-240, Lamar Avenue, and Heistan Place, in Memphis

Built: 1906-1929

Architectural Style: Bungalow / Craftsman

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Annesdale-Snowden Historic District was placed on the National Register on Oct. 25, 1979.

History: After their success in subdividing the Annesdale Park area, brothers John Bayard Snowden and Robert Brinkley Snowden sought to create even more lots for the newly well-to-do of Memphis. Modern conveniences such as gas streetlights, sewers, and gas mains were installed in order to further attract interest. Large scale bungalows, Craftsman houses and other styles are found here in significant numbers, detailed with Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Tudor Revival and other stylistic influences. Annesdale-Snowden 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.

 

Map:

Outline of the Annesdale-Snowden 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