Address: 1020 Rayner Street, Memphis
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
Original Function/Purpose: Residential
History: In 1856, Eli Rayner, a scientific farmer, moved his family to a large plot of prime cotton land along the route of the yet-unfinished Memphis and Charleston Railroad, and built this house near what would become Southern Avenue. One of very few Antebellum period structures to remain standing in Memphis, the two-story Greek Revival-influenced home served as a campground, first for Union troops during the Civil War and then for refugees from Memphis during the 1878 Yellow Fever Epidemic.
City Council District: 6
Super District: 8
County Commission District: 8