Historic Properties

National Trust Life Insurance Company Building

Status: Preserved Address: 2701 Union Avenue Extended, Memphis Built: 1963 Architectural Style: Local example of Late International Style Original Function/Purpose: Commerce The National Trust Life Insurance Company Building was placed on the National Register on August 2, 2018. History: Alvin Wunderlich, Sr. founded the National Burial Insurance Company in 1931 with his brother and two others. By 1962 the company ...

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Wooten Fallout Shelter

Status: Preserved Address: Lions Gate Drive, Memphis Built: 1961-1963 Architectural Style: Above-ground concrete shields, below-ground reinforced concrete fallout shelter. Original Function/Purpose: Nuclear fallout shelter The Wooten Fallout Shelter was placed on the National Register on Nov. 27, 2019. History: The Wooten Fallout Shelter is about 5,600 square feet in size and was to accommodate up to 65 people for one ...

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Barksdale Mounted Police Station

Status: Preserved Address: 189 South Barksdale Street, Memphis Built: 1910 and 1912, with many interior reconfigurations and renovations down the years Architectural Style: Classical Revival Original Function/Purpose: Police station The Barksdale Mounted Police Station was placed on the National Register on Nov. 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Gordon Alexander.) History:  The station was built by Mayor E.H. Crump in 1910 for a mounted police ...

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Barretville Bank & Trust Company Building

Status: Preserved Address: 9043 Barret Road, Barretville Built: 1932; renovated 1958-59 Architectural Style: Commercial Modern Movement Original Function/Purpose: Bank The Barretville Bank & Trust Company Building was placed on the National Register on May 7, 2019. History: The Barret family settled in northern Shelby County in 1852 and opened a general store four years later. The Barretville Bank was founded ...

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U.S. Marine Hospital (U.S. Marine Hospital Building, Nurses Quarters, and Steam Laundry; listed in 2019)

Status: Renovation is planned Address: 360 Metal Museum Drive (formerly 360 and 374 West California Avenue), Memphis Built: 1883-1884 (Nurses Quarters) and 1934-1939 (Hospital Building and Steam Laundry) Architectural Style: Modernist Style Original Function/Purpose: Governmental The U.S. Marine Hospital Building, Nurses Quarters and Steam Laundry were placed on the National Register on May 13, 2019. History: Each of four surviving ...

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Leroy Pope Elementary School (Grant-Pope Elementary School; Grant School)

Status: Demolished; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 190 Chelsea Avenue, Memphis Built: ca. 1908; additions in 1921, 1930 and 1961 Architectural Style: Beaux Arts History: The building was designed by B.C. Alsup (photo above taken 1910-11). It was known as Leroy Pope Elementary (at 190 Chelsea Avenue, for white students) until 1960 when the school board switched its name with ...

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Maury Elementary School

Status: Demolished in 1997; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 272 North Bellevue Boulevard, Memphis Built: 1908 Architectural Style: Beaux Arts History: Maury Elementary School, built in 1908, was considered an architectural twin of Bruce School, both designed in the Beaux Arts style by architect B.C. Alsup (photo above taken 1913-14). The school was vacant most of the time after 1973. ...

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Lauderdale-Walker Elementary School (Lauderdale School)

Status: Demolished in 1983; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 995 South Lauderdale Street, Memphis Built: 1902; additions in 1908, 1920-21, 1925 and 1957 Architectural Style: Early Twentieth-century Eclectic (Beaux Arts and Colonial Revival, etc.) History: “Along with [other] public schools [built] in Memphis between 1902 and 1915, the building reflects the tremendous population growth in Memphis during this period and ...

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A.B. Hill Elementary School

Status: Demolished in 2000; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 1372 Latham Street, Memphis Built: 1909; additions in 1922-23, 1930, 1963 and 1970 Architectural Style: Jacobean Revival History: The school, designed by Jones and Furbringer, was an excellent local example of the Jacobean Revival style (photo above taken 1910-11). In October 1926 a reporter wrote that this school was the most ...

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Guthrie Elementary School

Status: Demolished; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 951 Chelsea Avenue, Memphis Built: 1915; additions in 1921, 1939, 1967 and 1971 Architectural Style: Beaux Arts History: This school was one of eight public schools designed by Jones and Furbringer between 1902 and 1915 (photo above taken 1914-15). Sixteen years later a reporter found it to be one of “the best all-around ...

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