Idlewild Historic District

Status: Preserved

Location: Bounded by South Cooper Street / Linden Avenue / Rembert Street / Central Avenue, in Memphis

Built: ca. 1890-ca. 1945

Architectural Style: Minimal Traditional, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Tudor Revival

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Idlewild Historic District was placed on the National Register on Mar. 5, 1999.

History: The 18 city blocks of Idlewild Historic District contain numerous types of residences from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An irregular street pattern, the natural topography, and alignment of Lick Creek all contribute to the shapes and patterns of individual lots within the district. This district, in its wide variety of house types, architectural styles and construction materials, demonstrates the evolution of the area from a simple streetcar suburb to an urban automobile suburb.

Maps:

Outline of the Idlewild Historic District.

Map of the district used in its National Register nomination.

City Council District: 5

Super District: 9

County Commission District: 10

DON NEWMAN