Location: Delmar Avenue and Lema Place, Memphis
Architectural Style: Shotguns, double shotguns and L-plan double shotguns
History: During a population boom in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the houses built in the Delmar-Lema Historic District embodied the urbanization of cities in the post-antebellum South. Here, African-American and white workers lived side by side. The unique situation of this district most likely arose from the odd shape of the lots the houses were built on. This district contains some of the last examples of “shotgun” style housing, as many of these are the targets of demolition.
City Council District: 7
Super District: 8
County Commission District: 8