The Knickerbocker Apartments

Status: Preserved

Address: 23-25 South McLean Boulevard, Memphis

Built: ca. 1927

Architectural Style: Standard Courtyard form of Craftsman design with Classical elements

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Knickerbocker Apartments were placed on the National Register on Nov. 8, 2007.

History: The Knickerbocker Apartments is a multi-family housing structure in Midtown Memphis; the courtyard is a landscaped public space for the residents. There are four studio apartments, eight patio apartments (one bedroom) and four garden apartments (two bedrooms, or one with a sunroom). The building has twelve first- and second-floor balconies. The building retains its historic and architectural character, and the units their original form and features, perhaps thanks to building owner (from 1927 to 1958) William Cumming Johnson, who was prominent in the cotton business and had a second career as a real estate developer.

 

City Council District: 5

Super District: 9

County Commission District: 10

DON NEWMAN