Overton Parkway Historic District

Status: Preserved

Location: Roughly bounded by Poplar Avenue / East Parkway North / Cooper Street / Madison Avenue, in Memphis

Built: ca. 1905-ca. 1949

Architectural Style: Various: Tudor Revival, Craftsman, Queen Anne, including duplexes and apartment buildings

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Overton Parkway Historic District was placed on the National Register on Nov. 18, 1999.

History: Overton Parkway Historic District displays superb examples of fine high-style architect-designed eclectic residences of the early twentieth century. It is associated with several local architects – George Shaw, Everett Woods, and Jones and Furbringer among others – as well as prominent owners such as Abe Goodman, R.E. Lee, and the Pidgeon family.

Maps:

Outline of the Overton Parkway 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