Status: Preserved

Address: 156 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville

Built: 1923

Architectural Style: Colonial Revival / Craftsman

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The John B. McFerrin House was placed on the National Register on Mar. 29, 1991.

History: The McFerrin House was constructed in 1923 for John B. McFerrin, a prosperous wholesale grocer, in the form of a modified four-square plan and detailed with elements of the Colonial Revival and Craftsman styles. It was an imposing element of the streetscape of West Poplar Avenue in the heart of Collierville. McFerrin worked for two different wholesale grocers on Front St. during his career: W. C. Early; and Currie, McCraw Co. He served as an outside traveling salesman from his base in Collierville, usually selling products in the suburban and rural communities of West Tennessee and North Mississippi. The McFerrin House is an important local example of the Colonial Revival style from the post-bellum and post-World War I period, with influences from the transition into Craftsman style and other contemporary influences.


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County Commission District: 2