Historic Neighborhoods

Stonewall Place Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Stonewall Street between Poplar Avenue and North Parkway, in Memphis Built: 1910-1930 Architectural Style: Four-Square (Neo-Classical, Neo-Colonial, Bungalow, Arts & Crafts influence) History: Stonewall Place Historic District is a four-block segment of Stonewall Street which Robert Brinkley Snowden and John Bayard Snowden helped to develop. It has one of the oldest neighborhood associations in Memphis and is ...

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St. Paul Avenue Historic District

Status: Endangered Location: 751-53 to 775-77 St. Paul Avenue, and 558 Boyd Street, in Memphis Built: 1890-1923 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Queen Anne Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: St. Paul Avenue Historic District is a small group of two single-family houses, and nine double-shotgun duplexes developed along St. Paul Avenue, dating between ca. 1890 and ca. 1923. The two types ...

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Speedway Terrace Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Interstate 40 and North Watkins Street, and Snowden and Forrest Avenues, Memphis Built: 1890-1945 Architectural Style: Various: Minimal Traditional, Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The district takes its name from Robert Brinkley Snowden’s Speedway Land Company; Speedway Terrace emerged as a development aimed largely at the middle-income families of Memphis. The majority of ...

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Southwestern at Memphis Sorority Row Historic District (Rhodes College Sorority Row)

Status: Preserved Address: 2000 North Parkway (Rhodes College Campus), Memphis Built: ca. 1920s-1930s Architectural Style: Collegiate Gothic Original Function/Purpose: Education History: The architectural style of Southwestern at Memphis Sorority Row Historic District, and the other campus buildings, was specified by college president Charles E. Diehl. He included proposed fraternity and sorority lodges, which were to be of Arkansas sandstone and ...

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Southwestern at Memphis Historic District (Rhodes College)

Status: Preserved Address: 2000 North Parkway (Rhodes College Campus), Memphis Built: 1925 Architectural Style: Late Gothic Revival (Collegiate Gothic), Tudor Gothic Original Function/Purpose: Education History: Southwestern at Memphis Historic District (Rhodes College) is represented by a harmonious group of Collegiate Gothic buildings whose construction began in 1925 and which are now surrounded by trees planted at the same time. Its ...

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Southern Railway Industrial Historic District

Status: Endangered Location: Roughly bounded by Beale Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (formerly part of Linden Avenue), and South Orleans and Myrtle Streets, including Jessamine Avenue and a stretch of disused Southern Railway tracks, in Memphis Built: 1891-1956 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Neo-Classical Original Function/Purpose: Commercial History: The Southern Railway Industrial Historic District is a collection of ...

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South Parkway-Heiskell Farm Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: 1139-1271 East Parkway South and 2140-2225 South Parkway East, bounded by Lamar Avenue to the west and the Southern Railroad tracks to the north, in Memphis Built: 1910 Architectural Style: Georgian Revival, Beaux Arts, Tudor Revival, etc. Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: South Parkway-Heiskell Farm Historic District is a self-contained three-block segment of the Memphis Parkway System, located ...

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South Main Street Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by South Main and Mulberry Streets, and Webster and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenues (the latter formerly part of Linden Avenue), in Memphis Built: 1900-1930 Architectural Style: Largely Commercial vernacular Original Function/Purpose: Commercial History: This district in the nineteenth century was a muddy residential street linking Victorian homes to the downtown district via trolley. ...

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South Bluffs Warehouse Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: An irregular pattern along South Front Street, Wagner Place and Tennessee Street, from Beale Street to G.E. Patterson Avenue (formerly Calhoun Avenue), in Memphis Built: 1870s-1950 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical Revival, Egyptian Revival, Romanesque Revival, etc. Original Function/Purpose: Commercial History: The South Bluffs Warehouse Historic District is a collection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century warehouses or industrial buildings, ...

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Shadowlawn Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Shadowlawn Boulevard, Wellington Street, South Parkway East, and Essex Avenue, in Memphis Built: 1924-ca. 1945 Architectural Style: Various: Bungalow, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Minimal Traditional Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Shadowlawn Historic District is a William C. Chandler-planned residential subdivision in southwest Memphis, developed between 1924 and World War II. Of the contributing properties in the ...

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