Rowland J. Darnell House (Nineteenth Century Club)

Status: Preserved

Address: 1433 Union Avenue, Memphis

Built: 1909

Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Beaux Arts

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Rowland J. Darnell House was placed on the National Register on Mar. 26, 1979.

History: Built by lumberman Rowland J. Darnell, the house later served as headquarters for the Nineteenth Century Club, a highly successful and philanthropic women’s organization that was responsible for many civic reforms in the city. The club also served to attract higher education to the area, specifically West Tennessee State Normal School, now the University of Memphis. The house is the sole remaining representative of the mansions that once lined Union Avenue. It has been renovated by new owners and now houses the Red Fish Sushi Asian Bistro.


City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8