Status: Preserved Address: 66 Monroe Avenue, Memphis Built: Completed 1923 Architectural Style: Early Twentieth Century Modern Original Function/Purpose: Commerce History: This property was designed by Hanker and Cairns, with Jones & Furbringer, to serve as a Shrine Temple as well as a commercial building. It would have stores on the firstContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Shadowlawn Boulevard, Wellington Street, South Parkway East, and Essex Avenue, in Memphis Built: 1924-ca. 1945 Architectural Style: Various: Bungalow, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Minimal Traditional Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Shadowlawn Historic District is a William C. Chandler-planned residential subdivision in southwest Memphis, developed between 1924Continue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 764 Walker Avenue, Memphis Built: 1928 Architectural Style: Local church vernacular Original Function/Purpose: Church History: Second Congregational Church has been the chapel for LeMoyne-Owen College since the late nineteenth century. The current building by Frank Nesbit and Harold E. Smith is the oldest unaltered church in Memphis designedContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis Built: 1935-1943 Architectural Style: Cemetery; rustic landscape features in folk tradition Original Function/Purpose: Cemetery History: The Crystal Shrine Grotto (shown here) is one of several constructions designed by Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriguez for the Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery in Memphis. Executed overContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 179 Madison Avenue, Memphis Built: 1902 Architectural Style: Beaux Arts and Romanesque Revival Original Function/Purpose: Commerce History: The Scimitar Building was built by Napoleon Hill, the so-called “Merchant Prince” of Memphis, who was at the time the richest man in the city and owner of the Evening ScimitarContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 993 Roland Street, Memphis Built: 1914, ca. 1925 and 1930 Architectural Style: Jacobean Revival Original Function/Purpose: Education History: This school is one of few examples of seventeenth century Jacobean style architecture in Memphis. The 1914 school was designed by architects Walk C. Jones Sr. and Max Furbringer; additionsContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 810 McLemore Avenue, Memphis Built: 1914 Architectural Style: Vernacular American Four Square and Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Dr. Christopher M. Roulhac received his medical degree from Howard University Medical School in 1910 and arrived in Memphis in 1913 with his wife Isabelle. His early medical officesContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Location: 8501-8760 East Kerrville-Rosemark Road, and 8519-8727 and 8736 Rosemark Road, Rosemark Built: ca. 1890 to 1963 Architectural Style: Predominantly Bungalows and Minimal Traditional Cottages for dwellings Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Rosemark is an intact representative example of a rural agricultural district in West Tennessee. Known as RichlandContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 478 Scott Street, Memphis Built: 1955 Architectural Style: Neoclassical Original Function/Purpose: Church History: The present church sanctuary was constructed in 1955, above and around the site of an older edifice. The older building dated from before 1927, serving a congregation of the “Colored Methodist Episcopal Church” in theContinue Reading