Hotel Claridge

Status: Preserved

Address: 109 North Main Street, Memphis

Built: 1924

Architectural Style: Commercial with Italian Renaissance details

Original Function/Purpose: Hotel

Hotel Claridge was placed on the National Register on Apr. 29, 1982.

History: Located only six blocks from the Peabody Hotel, the Hotel Claridge, designed by Jones and Furbringer, was the tallest hotel in Memphis at the time of its construction. It was for a time an important part of the Memphis social scene, hosting Elvis Presley and other noted entertainers. After years of decay, the building was extensively renovated in 1980 and again in 2004, eventually reopening as the Claridge House Condominiums.

 

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN