Location: Roughly bounded by Madison and Monroe Avenues, and Main and Second Streets, in Memphis
Built: ca. 1860-ca. 1935
Architectural Style: Various: simple vernacular, Romanesque, Beaux Arts, Neo-Classical
Original Function/Purpose: Commercial
History: Madison-Monroe Historic District is centrally located in Memphis’ downtown area, and its buildings exhibit a wide range of styles. The area contains some of the city’s best examples of terra cotta and stone workmanship. It contains 39 commercial buildings of which 35 were built between 1860 and 1935.The district has been significant in both the commercial and the architectural development of the city. It has historically been Memphis’s financial district since 1900 and has the city’s finest collection of Neo-Classical commercial structures.
City Council District: 6
Super District: 8
County Commission District: 8