Crisscross Lodge

Status: Preserved

Address: 1950 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville

Built: 1913

Architectural Style: Hexagonal wood frame

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

Crisscross Lodge was placed on the National Register on Apr. 6, 1989.

History: Crisscross Lodge was designed and built in 1913 for Laura Davis Elliott by the Memphis architectural firm of Hanker and Cairns, and has remained relatively unchanged since. The house is a wood-frame, two-story structure with poplar beveled weatherboard siding and an asphalt composition roof, and is hexagonal in shape even though not all sides are equal in length. Crisscross Lodge is a significant example of the work of the leading architectural firm of Hanker and Cairns between 1907 and 1934 in Memphis. This firm is also known for St. Mary’s Cathedral, the old Bank of Commerce and Trust Company Building and the new Bank of Commerce Building, the Shrine Building, Hotel Chisca, Nineteenth Century Club, Memphis Trust Building, Lowenstein and Brothers Building, Scimitar Building, and Peabody Hotel, among many others. The unique design of the structure makes it one of a kind in the area. In 2006 Memphis attorney James Blount moved his practice to the building, and has occupied the building since.

 

City Council District: N/A

Super District: N/A

County Commission District: 2

DON NEWMAN