Idlewild Presbyterian Church

Status: Preserved

Address: 1750 Union Avenue, Memphis

Built: 1925-1928

Architectural Style: Gothic Revival

Original Function/Purpose: Church

The Idlewild Presbyterian Church was placed on the National Register on July 7, 2009.

History: Idlewild Presbyterian Church, together with an adjoining education wing, was designed by George Awsumb. The first worship service took place in the unfinished building on Nov. 1, 1926. The intricate stonework, woodwork and stained glass were executed by highly skilled craftsmen and contain various signs and symbols of the Christian faith. Carillon bells were added to the bell tower in 1982. The building was given the Design of the Decade award for the 1920s by the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

 

City Council District: 5

Super District: 9

County Commission District: 7

DON NEWMAN