High Point Terrace Historic District

Status: Preserved

Location: Highland Street / Eastland Drive and Swan Ridge Circle / Walnut Grove Road and Sam Cooper Boulevard, in Memphis

Built: 1941-1950

Architectural Style: Various: Bungalow, Cape Cottage, Minimal Ranch

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The High Point Terrace Historic District was placed on the National Register on Dec. 12, 2002.

History: High Point Terrace Historic District is an excellent example of a mid-twentieth century middle class suburban neighborhood, even including at its north end the High Point Terrace Shopping Center, an intact example of a post-World War II neighborhood shopping center. Many styles and forms of residences are represented, notably including a Lustron house. Many veterans returning from the war, using loans provided by the Federal Housing Authority, found homes in this East Memphis area that was developed primarily by William Cullen Chandler and his son Charles.

Maps:

Outline of the High Point Terrace Historic District.

Map of the district used in its National Register nomination.

City Council District: 5

Super District: 9

County Commission District: 5

DON NEWMAN