Author Archives: MHI2016

Stonewall Place Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Stonewall Street between Poplar Avenue and North Parkway, in Memphis Built: 1910-1930 Architectural Style: Four-Square (Neo-Classical, Neo-Colonial, Bungalow, Arts & Crafts influence) History: Stonewall Place Historic District is a four-block segment of Stonewall Street which Robert Brinkley Snowden and John Bayard Snowden helped to develop. It has one of the oldest neighborhood associations in Memphis and is ...

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Sterick North Garage & Hotel (Hotel Indigo)

Status: Preserved Address: 22 North B.B. King Boulevard (formerly North Third Street), Memphis Built: 1963 Architectural Style: Mid-Century Modern Original Function/Purpose: Hotel History: This building consists of a first floor hotel lobby with restaurant/nightclub and retail, plus parking entrances, topped by six floors of parking and finished off with the three-story hotel featuring an interior courtyard with pool. It was ...

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Sterick Building

Status: Endangered Address: 8 North Third Street (northeast corner of Madison Avenue and Third Street), Memphis Built: Completed in 1929 Architectural Style: Commercial Gothic Original Function/Purpose: Commerce History: This 29-story Gothic-style tower housed more than 2000 occupants and had its own barber shop, beauty parlor, bank and pharmacy. Known for a time as the Queen of Memphis, it was the tallest ...

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Steele Hall

Status: Preserved Address: LeMoyne-Owen College Campus, Walker Avenue, Memphis Built: 1914 Architectural Style: Collegiate Gothic Original Function/Purpose: Education History: LeMoyne Normal Institute moved to its present site on Walker Avenue in 1914. Also in that year the first building was constructed – Steele Hall, designed by Vertner W. Tandy and George W. Foster and named for former principal Andrew J. Steele. ...

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St. Thomas Catholic Church and Convent

Status: Endangered Address: 588 East Trigg Avenue, Memphis Built: ca. 1907, ca. 1925-26, ca. 1944-48 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival, Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Church History: St. Thomas Catholic Church was built in the mid-1920s to a design by the Memphis firm of Richard J. Regan and John T. Weller, which was responsible for other projects in the Diocese of Memphis. The ...

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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 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 ...

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Status: Preserved Address: 155 Market Street, Memphis Built: 1862 Architectural Style: Gothic Revival Original Function/Purpose: Church History: St. Mary’s organized in 1862 to serve German Catholics who felt uncomfortable at the Irish-oriented St. Peter’s. The cornerstone was laid with help from the Union army during the Civil War. The altar was carved from wood shipped from Germany and the pews and ...

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St. Mary’s Cathedral, Chapel, and Diocesan House (Episcopal)

Status: Preserved Address: 692, 700 and 714 Poplar Avenue, Memphis Built: Built in 1887 (Chapel), 1902 (Diocesan House) and 1898-1926 (Cathedral) Architectural Style: Gothic Revival Original Function/Purpose: Church History: The cathedral originated as a mission church organized by Calvary Episcopal Church in 1857. The original church was a small, wooden Gothic structure dedicated in 1858. St. Mary’s School for Girls opened ...

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Squire’s Rest

Status: Preserved Address: 8993 Barret Road, Barretville Built: 1920 Architectural Style: Craftsman Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: Built for newlyweds Paul and Sarah Barret in 1920, the Barret Homestead or Squire’s Rest is a one-story craftsman cottage significant for its relation to the life of Paul Barret. He is credited with creating The Barret Company, a dealer in cotton, and expanding his ...

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Speedway Terrace Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by Interstate 40 and North Watkins Street, and Snowden and Forrest Avenues, Memphis Built: 1890-1945 Architectural Style: Various: Minimal Traditional, Colonial Revival Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The district takes its name from Robert Brinkley Snowden’s Speedway Land Company; Speedway Terrace emerged as a development aimed largely at the middle-income families of Memphis. The majority of ...

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