Greenwood (Beverly Hall)

Status: Preserved

Address: 1560 Central Avenue, Memphis

Built: 1904-1906

Architectural Style: Colonial Revival

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

Greenwood was placed on the National Register on July 9, 1979.

History: The earliest example in Memphis of a Colonial Revival style residence built on a grand scale, Greenwood is also one of the few surviving examples of such architecture. W. J. Dodd of Louisville, Kentucky served as principal architect, assisted by the prominent Memphis firm of Jones and Furbringer. The original owner of the home, Mercantile Bank president C. Hunter Raine, named the property “Greenwood.” In 1914, the home was purchased at auction by Mr. and Mrs. Austin Boyd and renamed “Beverly Hall” in honor of her early Kentucky explorer uncle, William Beverly Robinson.

 

City Council District: 5

Super District: 9

County Commission District: 10

DON NEWMAN