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 aContinue Reading

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 GeorgeContinue Reading

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 wasContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

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 wasContinue Reading

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 GothicContinue Reading

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 creatingContinue Reading

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 aimedContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 2000 North Parkway (Rhodes College Campus), Memphis Built: ca. 1920s-1930s Architectural Style: Collegiate Gothic Original Function/Purpose: Education History: The architectural style of Southwestern at Memphis Sorority Row Historic District, and the other campus buildings, was specified by college president Charles E. Diehl. He included proposed fraternity andContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 2000 North Parkway (Rhodes College Campus), Memphis Built: 1925 Architectural Style: Late Gothic Revival (Collegiate Gothic), Tudor Gothic Original Function/Purpose: Education History: Southwestern at Memphis Historic District (Rhodes College) is represented by a harmonious group of Collegiate Gothic buildings whose construction began in 1925 and which areContinue Reading