Historic Properties

Pauline Cheek Barton House

Status: Preserved Address: 6562 Green Shadows Lane, Memphis Built: 1938 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Pauline Cheek Barton House was designed by prominent Memphis architect Walk Claridge Jones, Sr. The house was constructed for Mrs. Pauline Cheek Barton and her son Wilson Perry Barton. Wilson Barton married in 1939 and the home remained in the Barton family ...

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Bank of Commerce and Trust Company Building

Status: Preserved Address: 45 South Second Street, Memphis Built: 1929 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical Style Original Function/Purpose: Bank History: The original Bank of Commerce and Trust Company Building of 1929 was designed by Hanker and Cairns, while the attached (but not nominated) office tower and parking garage were designed by Roy Harrover and opened in 1973. The original building has been acclaimed ...

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John Alexander Austin House

Status: Preserved Address: 290 South Front Street, Memphis Built: 1876 Architectural Style: Italianate Victorian Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Before the South Bluffs Warehouse Historic District transformed into warehouse use, it was an elegant residential community. With completion of the Frisco Bridge in 1892, demand for rail-related facilities between the bridge and downtown resulted in the near complete transformation of this area. ...

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Ashlar Hall

Status: Preserved; renovation in progress Address: 1397 Central Avenue, Memphis Built: 1896 Architectural Style: Victorian Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Robert Brinkley Snowden, a prominent Memphis real estate developer, designed this midtown mansion in 1896. Snowden lived in the home until his death in 1942; the property was sold after the death of his wife in 1957. The mansion’s name derives from ...

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Annesdale

Status: Preserved Address: 1325 Lamar Avenue, Memphis Built: 1855; ca. 1900 Architectural Style: Italian Villa Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: This estate was built for Dr. Samuel Mansfield, a druggist. Robert C. Brinkley, originator of the Peabody Hotel, bought it in 1868 or 1869 as a wedding gift for his daughter Annie Overton Brinkley and her husband, Col. Robert Bogardus Snowden. The ...

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Anderson-Coward House (Justine’s Restaurant)

Status: Preserved Address: 919 Coward Place, Memphis Built: ca. 1852 Architectural Style: Italianate Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Anderson-Coward House was built by Nathaniel Anderson, a cotton broker and banker in ca. 1852. After he retired (in about 1856), he sold the property to H.M. Grosvenor, who, in order to finance his business, mortgaged the house to Samuel Coward. Grosvenor lost the house ...

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Walter Granville Allen House

Status: Preserved Address: 8504 Macon Road, Cordova (Memphis) Built: 1913 Architectural Style: American Foursquare / Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: This home belonged to Walter Granville Allen, a prominent planter, banker, businessman and political leader in Shelby County and the Cordova area. Succumbing to fire in 1913, the original home was replaced with the existing structure in the late months ...

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