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 WagnerContinue Reading

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 PhiladelphiaContinue Reading

Status: Demolished; delisted July 21, 1980 Address: 604 Vance Avenue, Memphis Built: ca. 1876 Architectural Style: Victorian Italianate History: The Hayley House in a then-upscale neighborhood was two-story brick Italianate with an L-shaped veranda and many ornamental details. Patrick Henry Hayley, a merchant, built the house in ca. 1876 butContinue Reading

Status: Demolished; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 696 Jackson Avenue, Memphis Built: 1859, 1910, 1927 Architectural Style: Greek Revival with later modifications History: This was built as a residence for the Edgar McDavitt family in 1859. After additions and renovations by two Canadian physicians, George Bradley Gartly and Robert F.Continue Reading

Status: Destroyed by fire; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 204 North Second Street, Memphis Built: 1893, 1924, 1955 Architectural Style: High Victorian Gothic Revival History: The church was organized in 1826. Beginning in 1832, over a period of sixty years a succession of buildings in the same location housed itsContinue Reading

Status: Demolished; delisted July 22, 1980 Address: 544-548 Vance Avenue, Memphis Built: 1876 Architectural Style: Victorian Italianate History: An early description of the Bowles Houses reads: “The three-unit brick row house on Vance Avenue was built in 1876 for Robert S. Bowles, a successful cotton broker. It sits on aContinue Reading

Status: Preserved; renovation in progress Location: Along the 1400 block of South Parkway East, Memphis Built: 1873 Architectural Style: Cemetery Original Function/Purpose: Cemetery History: After the Civil War, Black Americans organized a fraternal benevolent association called the United Sons of Zion. They purchased 16 acres outside city limits for use asContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 2737 South Germantown Road, Germantown Built: 1935, ca. 1950 etc. Architectural Style: Colonial Revival-style horse stable and associated supporting buildings and housing Original Function/Purpose: Commerce History: Wildwood Farms is a 350-acre estate bounded by Germantown Road on the east, Crestridge Road on the south, McVay Road and McVayContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 4140 Tennessee 205 (Airline Road; formerly 4140 Collierville-Arlington Rd.), Eads Built: 1924-1925 Architectural Style: Rosenwald School Plan Original Function/Purpose: Education History: Wells School was built between 1924 and 1925 with the help of the Julius Rosenwald Fund (JRF) and served as an African-American school until desegregation occurred inContinue Reading

Status: Preserved Address: 480 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (formerly part of Linden Avenue) at Danny Thomas Boulevard, Memphis Built: 1949 Architectural Style: Egyptian Revival Original Function/Purpose: Commerce History: Dr. Joseph E. Walker founded the Universal Life Insurance Company on Beale Street in 1923, a firm dedicated to “improving theContinue Reading