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St. Paul Avenue Historic District

Status: Endangered

Location: 751-53 to 775-77 St. Paul Avenue, and 558 Boyd Street, in Memphis

Built: 1890-1923

Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Queen Anne

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The St. Paul Avenue Historic District was placed on the National Register on Dec. 17, 1998.

History: St. Paul Avenue Historic District is a small group of two single-family houses, and nine double-shotgun duplexes developed along St. Paul Avenue, dating between ca. 1890 and ca. 1923. The two types exemplify two separate waves of housing development occurring over an approximately 40-year span. The larger houses are good examples of middle-class homes from before ca. 1910. These particular shotgun homes were developed primarily for worker housing when demand superseded single-family use, but exhibit different treatments of roofs, window sashes, porch configurations and other elements that confer unusual variety to the different buildings.

 

Map:

Outline of the St. Paul Avenue Historic District.

Map of the district used in its National Register nomination.

 

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN