Bradford-Maydwell House

Status: Preserved

Address: 648 Poplar Avenue, Memphis

Built: 1859-1860

Architectural Style: Federal, Ornate Italian, Victorian, Adam

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Bradford-Maydwell House was placed on the National Register on Dec. 26, 1979.

History: This house serves as a highly significant example of the synthesis of several architectural styles that have mostly disappeared from Memphis architecture at large. Built according to the Adam, Federal, and Italianate styles, the Bradford-Maydwell house documents the drastic shift of architectural preference over the course of Memphis’s history. It is the only surviving example of a Federal residence in Memphis, and is undergoing renovation by its current owner, a member of the Board of Directors of Victorian Village.

 

City Council District: 7

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN