Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ashlar Hall

Status: Preserved; renovation in progress Address: 1397 Central Avenue, Memphis Built: 1896 Architectural Style: Victorian Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Robert Brinkley Snowden, a prominent Memphis real estate developer, designed this midtown mansion in 1896. Snowden lived in the home until his death in 1942; the property was sold after the death of his wife in 1957. The mansion’s name derives from ...

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Arlington Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Properties on Brown, Campbell, Chester, Greenlee, Quintard, and Walker Streets, in Arlington Built: 1880-1920 Architectural Style: Various: Turn-of-the-Century Vernacular, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Bungalow Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Arlington still clearly resembles a small early twentieth century rural community, with its collection of relatively unchanged commercial and residential buildings dating from more than 100 years ...

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Annesdale-Snowden Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by I-240, Lamar Avenue, and Heistan Place, in Memphis Built: 1906-1929 Architectural Style: Bungalow / Craftsman Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: After their success in subdividing the Annesdale Park area, brothers John Bayard Snowden and Robert Brinkley Snowden sought to create even more lots for the newly well-to-do of Memphis. Modern conveniences such as gas streetlights, ...

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Annesdale Park Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Bellevue Boulevard and Cleveland Street, and Lamar and Peabody Avenues, in Memphis Built: ca. 1903-late 1920s Architectural Style: Bungalow / Craftsman, Late Victorian Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: A product of Memphis’s rapid industrial growth during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Annesdale Park was developed as the first real estate subdivision in Memphis. ...

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Annesdale

Status: Preserved Address: 1325 Lamar Avenue, Memphis Built: 1855; ca. 1900 Architectural Style: Italian Villa Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: This estate was built in about 1855 for Dr. Samuel Mansfield, a druggist. Robert C. Brinkley, originator of the Peabody Hotel, bought it in 1868 or 1869 as a wedding gift for his daughter Annie Overton Brinkley and her husband, Col. Robert ...

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Anderson-Coward House (Justine’s Restaurant)

Status: Preserved Address: 919 Coward Place, Memphis Built: ca. 1852 Architectural Style: Italianate Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Anderson-Coward House was built by Nathaniel Anderson, a cotton broker and banker in ca. 1852. After he retired (in about 1856), he sold the property to H.M. Grosvenor, who, in order to finance his business, mortgaged the house to Samuel Coward. Grosvenor lost the house ...

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Walter Granville Allen House

Status: Preserved Address: 8504 Macon Road, Cordova (Memphis) Built: 1913 Architectural Style: American Foursquare / Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: This home belonged to Walter Granville Allen, a prominent planter, banker, businessman and political leader in Shelby County and the Cordova area. Succumbing to fire in 1913, the original home was replaced with the existing structure in the late months ...

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Adams Avenue Historic District

Status: Preserved Address: The 100 blocks of Adams and Washington Avenues, Memphis Built: 1852-1925 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical Revival, Late Gothic Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Adams Avenue Historic District contains fine examples of Gothic and Neo-Classical Revival architectural styles. These six structures are the North Memphis Savings Bank (built 1901), Engine House Number 1 (1910), Central Police Station (1911), Criminal ...

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