Hein Park Historic District

Status: Preserved

Location: Roughly bounded by North Parkway and Jackson Avenue, and Rhodes College campus (Charles Place and West Drive) and Trezevant Street, in Memphis

Built: 1921-1941

Architectural Style: Twentieth Century Revival: Georgian Revival, Tudor Revival, and English Country Cottage

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Hein Park Historic District was placed on the National Register on Nov. 16, 1988.

History: Hein Park Historic District is unlike the remainder of Midtown Memphis neighborhoods in that it was built on low hills, thus providing housing at different levels – such housing being largely variations of popular twentieth century revival styles. Streets follow the curves of the land. The original owners of the farm on which this neighborhood was built were the Hein, Mette and Gerber families, also owners of the John Gerber Department Store which was an early fixture of downtown Memphis.

Maps:

Outline of the Hein Park Historic District.

Map of the district used in its National Register nomination.

City Council District: 5

Super District: 9

 County Commission District: 7

DON NEWMAN