Historic Properties

Douglass High School

Status: Demolished in 2006; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 3200 Mount Olive Road, Memphis Built: 1936; additions in 1949 and 1952 Architectural Style: Art Deco History: The earliest school at this location in the historically black community of Douglass was built with the aid of the Julius Rosenwald Fund in the nineteen-teens or -twenties. After fire damaged the old buildings ...

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Veterans Administration Hospital Complex, No. 88 – Memphis

Status: Demolished; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 1025 E.H. Crump Boulevard East, Memphis Built: 1921 with later additions Architectural Style: Beaux Arts History: A large home on Lamar Ave. (now E.H. Crump Blvd.) was purchased in 1914 by First Methodist Church to “be adapted to Hospital purposes.” Five years later the cornerstone was laid for a much larger building, “for ...

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Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church

Status: Demolished; delisted Mar. 27, 2013 Address: 2117 Union Avenue, Memphis Built: 1914-20, 1923, 1954 Architectural Style: Classical Revival Ecclesiastical History: Construction of the first portion of the Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church was begun in 1914, but due to World War I work was slowed until its completion in 1920. That was the education building, designed by John Gaisford ...

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Stephens-Cochran House

Status: Demolished; delisted Jan. 17, 1985 Address: 784 Poplar Avenue, Memphis Built: 1874-75 Architectural Style: Victorian Italianate History: The house was constructed of brick in 1874-75 in the Victorian Italianate style, perhaps by owner of the land William Stephens, but the first long-term occupants were the Marcus Emmett Cochran family. Cochran was a pre- and post-Civil War city alderman and ...

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Clarence Saunders Estate (Annswood; Lichterman Park; Lichterman Nature Center)

Status: Destroyed by fire; delisted Feb. 22, 2002 Address: 5992 Quince Road, Memphis Built: ca. 1929 Architectural Style: Adirondack Rustic Architecture History: Clarence Saunders built a rustic-appearing 7,000-square-foot, log-veneer house as the Adirondack-style centerpiece of his 300-acre country estate Annswood, east of Memphis between Quince Road and Park Avenue. It was designed by the same architect responsible for the Pink ...

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Randolph House

Status: Demolished; delisting date is uncertain, although the NR has it as Jan. 1, 1999. Address: 546 Beale Street, Memphis Built: ca. 1875-77 Architectural Style: Towered Italianate History: This house opposite Hunt-Phelan House, another National Register property, was built for Judge William Mortimer Randolph in ca. 1875-77; his son Wassall Randolph was born here. Wassall Randolph, also an attorney, served ...

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Pippin Roller Coaster

Status: Demolished; delisted Mar. 21, 2011 Location: Mid-South Fairgrounds, Memphis Built: 1923 Architectural Style: Classic early Twentieth Century wooden roller coaster History: The Pippin Roller Coaster or Zippin Pippin was constructed in 1923 by noted coaster builder John A. Miller under contract to Lynn Welcher, a well-known concessionaire of the day. It was rebuilt after high winds and storm damage ...

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Memphis Street Railway Company Office and Streetcar Complex

Status: Demolished; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Location: 821 Beale Street (bounded by Beale Street on the north, Walnut and Dunlap Streets on the west and east, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (formerly part of Linden Avenue) to the south, in Memphis Built: ca. 1897-1906 Architectural Style: Industrial vernacular streetcar barn and repair complex The Memphis Street Railway Office ...

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Linden Station and the Reichman-Crosby Warehouse (Beale Street Landing; Ellis Building, Bell Building, and Linden Building)

Status: Demolished after 2003; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Location: 245, 281 and 291 Wagner Place, Memphis Built: 1905-1907, 1922 Architectural Style: Linden Station, Early 20th Century Commercial block; Reichman-Crosby, three-story Commercial Italianate History: One of these buildings was the Ellis Building at the southwest corner of Beale Street and Wagner Place, originally constructed for the Reichman-Crosby Company in 1922 as ...

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Libertyland Grand Carousel

Status: Dismantled; delisted Nov. 18, 2009 Location: Mid-South Fairgrounds, Memphis Built: 1923 Architectural Style: Standard carousel housing History: Libertyland Grand Carousel was built in 1909 in the Philadelphia workshop of Gustav Dentzel and his son William H. Dentzel. After it sustained fire damage in Chicago, it was returned to Philadelphia for rebuilding. It came to Memphis in 1923 as part ...

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