Historic Neighborhoods

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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Green Meadows-Poplar Glen Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Alicia and Patricia Drives, Ashlawn Road and Cove, and adjacent portions of Union, Monroe and Madison Avenues, in Memphis Built: 1941-1952 Architectural Style: Various: Cape Cottage, Minimal Traditional, Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: This historic district is made up of two subdivisions, Green Meadows and Poplar Glen, bounded roughly north and south by Poplar and Union ...

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Goodwyn Street Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: 333-565 Goodwyn Street, Memphis Built: ca. 1850-55; ca. 1908-1935 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Goodwyn Street Historic District is in a section of Memphis historically known as Buntyn, named for Geraldus Buntyn and his plantation. The district is an elite residential area, although developed independently of the nearby Memphis Country Club and ...

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Glenview Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by the Southern Railroad, Lamar Avenue, South Parkway East and the Frisco Railroad, in Memphis Built: 1908-1968 Architectural Styles: Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Bungalow / Craftsman, Commercial Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Glenview Historic District is centrally located to many points in the city with easy access to major streets and highways. ...

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Gayoso-Peabody Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Portions of Monroe, Union and Gayoso Avenues, Peabody Place and Barboro Alley, Second and Third (now B.B. King Boulevard) Streets, and Main, Front and Hernando Streets, in Memphis Built: 1880-1927 Architectural Style: Victorian-Italianate, Cast Iron, Richardsonian Romanesque, other Commercial Original Function/Purpose: Commercial History: Gayoso-Peabody Historic District consists of certain blocks within the limits of Monroe Avenue and ...

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Gaston Park Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: South Third Street and Walker Avenue, Memphis Built: 1900, 1934 Architectural Style: Park Original Function/Purpose: Park History: John Gaston emigrated from France in the 1850s and made his way to Memphis by way of New York, where he is said to have perfected his culinary skills by working in the world-famous restaurant Delmonico’s. Using those skills, he would later make ...

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Galloway-Speedway Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Portions of North Parkway and Faxon, Forrest, Galloway, and Greenlaw Avenues, between Leath Street and Waldran Boulevard, in Memphis Built: ca. 1900 – ca. 1950 Architectural Style: Bungalow / Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, American Foursquare, etc. Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Galloway-Speedway neighborhood, centered around North Parkway, developed in the early twentieth century as Memphis ...

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Fountain Court Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: 1155-1229 Fountain Court, Memphis Built: 1910-1940 Architectural Style: Various: Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, Four Square, and Bungalow Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Fountain Court Historic District is a neighborhood of 28 principal buildings, a unique local example of a “court” style subdivision plan. Its planner was Dudley Weaver, and the design is clearly compatible with the ...

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Forrest Park Historic District (Health Sciences Park)

Status: Endangered by loss of contextual features and may eventually be delisted. Location: Bounded by Union and Madison Avenues, and South Manassas and Dunlap Streets, in Memphis Built: 1899-1941 Architectural Style: Picturesque, Beaux Arts; park Original Function/Purpose: Park History: The design of Forrest Park was prepared by George Kessler to center on a large bronze equestrian statue of Confederate Civil War ...

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