Status: Preserved Address: 2216 South Germantown Road, Germantown Built: 1871 Architectural Style: Late 1800s rural religious architecture Original Function/Purpose: Church History: The current sanctuary of the Germantown Baptist Church, formerly called the New Hope Church, was erected in 1871 after Union Army stragglers burned down the original in 1862. The originalContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Location: Portions of Monroe, Union and Gayoso Avenues, Peabody Place and Barboro Alley, Second and Third (now B.B. King Boulevard) Streets, and Main, Front and Hernando Streets, in Memphis Built: 1880-1927 Architectural Style: Victorian-Italianate, Cast Iron, Richardsonian Romanesque, other Commercial Original Function/Purpose: Commercial History: Gayoso-Peabody Historic District consistsContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Location: South Third Street and Walker Avenue, Memphis Built: 1900, 1934 Architectural Style: Park Original Function/Purpose: Park History: John Gaston emigrated from France in the 1850s and made his way to Memphis by way of New York, where he is said to have perfected his culinary skills by working inContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Location: Portions of North Parkway and Faxon, Forrest, Galloway, and Greenlaw Avenues, between Leath Street and Waldran Boulevard, in Memphis Built: ca. 1900 – ca. 1950 Architectural Style: Bungalow / Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, American Foursquare, etc. Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Galloway-Speedway neighborhood, centered aroundContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 208 Adams Avenue, Memphis Built: 1853 Architectural Style: Italianate Victorian Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: This elegant two-story townhouse was originally built for successful cotton factor and merchant Sterling Fowlkes. His family arrived in the Memphis area from Virginia sometime before 1840. After Fowlkes died in 1872, the homeContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Location: 1155-1229 Fountain Court, Memphis Built: 1910-1940 Architectural Style: Various: Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, Four Square, and Bungalow Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Fountain Court Historic District is a neighborhood of 28 principal buildings, a unique local example of a “court” style subdivision plan. Its planner wasContinue Reading

Status: Endangered by loss of contextual features and may eventually be delisted. Location: Bounded by Union and Madison Avenues, and South Manassas and Dunlap Streets, in Memphis Built: 1899-1941 Architectural Style: Picturesque, Beaux Arts; park Original Function/Purpose: Park History: The design of Forrest Park was prepared by George Kessler to centerContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 1545 South Byhalia Road, Collierville Built: ca. 1850 Architectural Style: Greek Revival / Italianate Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The John M. Fleming Home Place is a well-preserved example of a transitional Greek Revival / Italianate plantation home dating from ca. 1850. The surrounding farm contains a collection ofContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 166 Poplar Avenue, Memphis Built: 1884, 1928, 1955 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival with elements of the Aesthetic Movement Original Function/Purpose: Church History: First Presbyterian Church was built in 1883-84 to a design by Edward Culliatt Jones, a design that refers to a church in England designed by A.W.N.Continue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 234 South Watkins Street, Memphis Built: 1910 Architectural Style: Georgian Revival Original Function/Purpose: Church History: Founded by 25 anti-slavery members, the congregation was originally known as Union Congregational Church. During the Yellow Fever Epidemic of the late nineteenth century, the church served as a boys’ school under theContinue Reading