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Picardy Place Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: 157-205 South Fenwick Road and 160-201 Picardy Street (formerly Picardy Place), Memphis Built: 1939-53 Architectural Style: Minimal Traditional Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The district is important to the architectural history of the city as an excellent example of post-World War II residential development. The houses are designed in a Minimal Traditional form with Colonial Revival details. This ...

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Overton Parkway Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Poplar Avenue / East Parkway North / Cooper Street / Madison Avenue, in Memphis Built: ca. 1905-ca. 1949 Architectural Style: Various: Tudor Revival, Craftsman, Queen Anne, including duplexes and apartment buildings Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Overton Parkway Historic District displays superb examples of fine high-style architect-designed eclectic residences of the early twentieth century. It ...

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Overton Park Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Overton Park, Memphis Built: 1901 Architectural Style: Park Original Function/Purpose: Park History: Overton Park was designed by landscape architect George Kessler in 1901-02 and named for John Overton. The district includes the Memphis Zoo (established 1906), Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (1916, bottom picture), Memphis College of Art (1936) and the Levitt Shell (top picture), formerly known as ...

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Normal Station Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Highland and Goodlett Streets and by the Southern Railway and Park Avenue; includes portions of Buck Street and Carnes and Douglass Avenues; Echles, Goodlett, Goodman, Graham, and Houston Streets; Kearney Avenue, Loeb Street, Marion Avenue, Normal Circle and Park Avenue; Patterson and Shotwell Streets; and Spottswood Avenue and Watson Street, in Memphis Built: Mid-1920s, ...

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Madison-Monroe Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Madison and Monroe Avenues, and Main and Second Streets, in Memphis Built: ca. 1860-ca. 1935 Architectural Style: Various: simple vernacular, Romanesque, Beaux Arts, Neo-Classical Original Function/Purpose: Commercial History: Madison-Monroe Historic District is centrally located in Memphis’ downtown area, and its buildings exhibit a wide range of styles. The area contains some of the city’s ...

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LeMoyne College Historic District (LeMoyne-Owen College)

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Walker and Saxon Avenues and by Neptune and Dr. Hollis F. Price Streets, in Memphis Built: 1914-1963 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Modernist Original Function/Purpose: Education History: The four buildings that comprise LeMoyne College Historic district are Steele Hall of 1914 (listed separately in the National Register for its significance in education), Brownlow and Sweeney ...

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Idlewild Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Bounded by South Cooper Street / Linden Avenue / Rembert Street / Central Avenue, in Memphis Built: ca. 1890-ca. 1945 Architectural Style: Minimal Traditional, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Tudor Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The 18 city blocks of Idlewild Historic District contain numerous types of residences from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An ...

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High Point Terrace Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Highland Street / Eastland Drive and Swan Ridge Circle / Walnut Grove Road and Sam Cooper Boulevard, in Memphis Built: 1941-1950 Architectural Style: Various: Bungalow, Cape Cottage, Minimal Ranch Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: High Point Terrace Historic District is an excellent example of a mid-twentieth century middle class suburban neighborhood, even including at its north end the ...

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Hein Park Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by North Parkway and Jackson Avenue, and Rhodes College campus (Charles Place and West Drive) and Trezevant Street, in Memphis Built: 1921-1941 Architectural Style: Twentieth Century Revival: Georgian Revival, Tudor Revival, and English Country Cottage Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Hein Park Historic District is unlike the remainder of Midtown Memphis neighborhoods in that it was ...

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Greenlaw Addition Historic District

Status: Endangered Location: Roughly bounded by Chelsea and A.W. Willis (formerly Auction) Avenues, and Fourth and Seventh Streets, with a small extension westward taking in properties on Second and Third Streets, in Memphis Built: Primarily 1885-1915, but some pre-Civil War Architectural Style: Various Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Containing thirty blocks, this antebellum suburb was laid out in 1856 by brothers ...

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