John S. Toof House

Status: Preserved

Address: 246 Adams Avenue, Memphis

Built: 1875

Architectural Style: Victorian Italianate

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The John S. Toof House was placed on the National Register on Mar. 25, 1982.

History: This house was designed by Mathias Harvey Baldwin and completed in 1876. John Toof was a prominent figure in Memphis who is noted for starting the Chamber of Commerce and later helping to found the Memphis Water Company. The Toof house was designed in the Italianate style with a preference for masonry instead of wood.

 

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN