Central Gardens Historic District

Status: Preserved

Location: Roughly bounded by Union, Central and York Avenues, and Cleveland and Rembert Streets, in Memphis

Built: 1900-1930

Architectural Style: Various: Four Square, Bungalow, Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Colonial Revival

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Central Gardens Historic District was placed on the National Register on Sept. 9, 1982.

History: In the early twentieth century some of the city’s most prominent architects came together to create Memphis’s longest enduring neighborhood. The concept was developed to have sprawling greenways, luxurious boulevards, and shared spaces. The heaviest amount of construction and work was done between 1900 and 1930. Central Gardens is comprised of over 40 subdivisions, 83 blocks, 1540 structures and 511 acres. Central Gardens Historic District is one of the National Register-listed districts recognized (and protected) by the City of Memphis as a local historic district or Historic Overlay District.

Maps:

Outline of the Central Gardens Historic District.

Map of the district used in its National Register nomination.

City Council Districts: 5 and 6 (Divided between districts, about two-thirds in 5.)

Super District: 9

County Commission District: 10

DON NEWMAN