Cordova School (Cordova Community Center)

Status: Preserved

Address: 1017 North Sanga Road, Cordova (Memphis)

Built: 1913, ca. 1955

Architectural Style: Colonial Revival

Original Function/Purpose: Education

Cordova School (Community Center) Building

The Cordova School was placed on the National Register on July 28, 1995.

History: Cordova Community Center (also known as Cordova School or Cordova Elementary School) is a former school, Shelby County library, and church. Constructed in 1913 and opened during World War I, it was built by architects Max H. Furbringer and Walk C. Jones, Sr. A classroom and cafeteria wing was added in ca. 1950-55. Through fundraising and donations, local citizens purchased the building from the Shelby County Board of Education in October 1985 for $150,000. The building is primarily used to host community events and classes and currently houses the Cordova Museum. Sports facilities include a gymnasium and ball fields for community athletics.

 

City Council District: 2

Super District: 9

County Commission District: 4

DON NEWMAN