Historic Neighborhoods

American Snuff Company Historic District

Status: Preserved Address: 46 Keel Avenue, 700 North Front Street, and 701 North Main Street, Memphis Built: 1912 to 1952 Architectural Style: Late 19th and early 20th century American Movement Commercial and Modernist styles Original Function/Purpose: Manufacturing History: The American Snuff Company Historic District consists of a nine-building complex near the former Illinois Central Railroad tracks. The complex includes seven ...

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Wells-Arrington Historic District

Status: Many dwellings demolished; delisted July 22, 2014 Address: 563-610 Arrington Avenue and 556-601 Wells Avenue, Memphis Built: ca. 1910-c. 1930 Architectural Style: Shotguns and double shotguns History: This was an early twentieth-century working class neighborhood, and the historic district was composed of 41 shotgun houses or double shotguns constructed on narrow lots, usually 25 feet wide or less. Included ...

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Vance-Pontotoc Historic District

Status: Many homes demolished; delisted Mar. 18, 1987 Location: Roughly, along Vance and Pontotoc Avenues between Danny Thomas Boulevard and disused Frisco railroad tracks west of Walnut Street, in Memphis Built: ca. 1850s – early twentieth century Architectural Style: Various History: Development of the Vance-Pontotoc area began in the early 1840s as the independent (and upper-income) town of South Memphis. ...

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Vollintine Hills Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Brown and Vollintine Avenues to the north and south, and McLean Boulevard and Evergreen Street on the east and west respectively, in Memphis Built: 1946-1957 Architectural Style: Various: Modernist Ranch, Minimal Traditional, International, Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Vollintine Hills Historic District is a cohesive collection of 78 post-World War II homes centered ...

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Vollintine Evergreen North Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by McLean Boulevard and University Street to the west and east, Vollintine Avenue to the south, and the north lot lines of Sheridan and Barksdale Streets and Rainbow Drive to the north, in Memphis Built: 1914-1947 Architectural Style: Various: Eclectic style cottages and bungalows, English Tudor Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The northern portion of this ...

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Vollintine Evergreen Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Watkins Street on the west, University Avenue on the east, and Vollintine and Faxon Avenues on the north and south, including properties on short streets between Jackson and Vollintine Avenues north of the Rhodes College campus, in Memphis Built: Primarily early 1920s to late 1930s Architectural Style: Bungalow / Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, ...

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Vollintine Evergreen Avalon Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Bounded roughly by Stonewall and Evergreen Streets, Vollintine Avenue, and Cypress Creek, in Memphis Built: 1925-1947 Architectural Style: Minimal Traditional, Cape Cod Colonial Revival and other revival styles Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: This district is bounded by Stonewall and Evergreen Streets to the west and east, Vollintine Avenue to the south, and Cypress Creek to the north. ...

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Victorian Village District

Status: Preserved Location: 652-690 Adams and 669-688 Jefferson Avenues, Memphis Built: Mid-1800s to 1890s Architectural Style: Various: French and Italianate Victorian, Greek Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: As a result of the city’s economic boom of the 1830s and 1840s, a few wealthy Memphians built grand, Victorian-style homes in what was then farmed countryside, far from the urban development of ...

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Third Addition to Jackson Terrace Historic District

Status: Endangered Location: Along Hardin, Henry and Crump Avenues, and Atlantic Street, in an area bounded by Holmes and Hudson Streets, and Lamphier and Jackson Avenues, in Memphis Built: 1948 Architectural Style: One-story frame minimalist Colonial Revival cottages in four basic plans Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Third Addition to Jackson Terrace Historic District was nominated to the National Register ...

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Strathmore Place Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Strathmore Circle East, North, and South, and East Parkway North, in Memphis Built: ca. 1920-ca. 1945 Architectural Style: Various: Colonial Revival, Dutch Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Mission Revival, Tudor Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Spanish Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Strathmore Place Historic District homes were built along a U-shaped drive off East Parkway North as an isolated residential area ...

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