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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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Douglass High School

Status: Demolished in 2006; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 3200 Mount Olive Road, Memphis Built: 1936; additions in 1949 and 1952 Architectural Style: Art Deco History: The earliest school at this location in the historically black community of Douglass was built with the aid of the Julius Rosenwald Fund in the nineteen-teens or -twenties. After fire damaged the old buildings ...

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Veterans Administration Hospital Complex, No. 88 – Memphis

Status: Demolished; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 1025 E.H. Crump Boulevard East, Memphis Built: 1921 with later additions Architectural Style: Beaux Arts History: A large home on Lamar Ave. (now E.H. Crump Blvd.) was purchased in 1914 by First Methodist Church to “be adapted to Hospital purposes.” Five years later the cornerstone was laid for a much larger building, “for ...

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Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church

Status: Demolished; delisted Mar. 27, 2013 Address: 2117 Union Avenue, Memphis Built: 1914-20, 1923, 1954 Architectural Style: Classical Revival Ecclesiastical History: Construction of the first portion of the Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church was begun in 1914, but due to World War I work was slowed until its completion in 1920. That was the education building, designed by John Gaisford ...

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Stephens-Cochran House

Status: Demolished; delisted Jan. 17, 1985 Address: 784 Poplar Avenue, Memphis Built: 1874-75 Architectural Style: Victorian Italianate History: The house was constructed of brick in 1874-75 in the Victorian Italianate style, perhaps by owner of the land William Stephens, but the first long-term occupants were the Marcus Emmett Cochran family. Cochran was a pre- and post-Civil War city alderman and ...

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Clarence Saunders Estate (Annswood; Lichterman Park; Lichterman Nature Center)

Status: Destroyed by fire; delisted Feb. 22, 2002 Address: 5992 Quince Road, Memphis Built: ca. 1929 Architectural Style: Adirondack Rustic Architecture History: Clarence Saunders built a rustic-appearing 7,000-square-foot, log-veneer house as the Adirondack-style centerpiece of his 300-acre country estate Annswood, east of Memphis between Quince Road and Park Avenue. It was designed by the same architect responsible for the Pink ...

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