Status: Preserved

Location: Roughly bounded by Shadowlawn Boulevard, Wellington Street, South Parkway East, and Essex Avenue, in Memphis

Built: 1924-ca. 1945

Architectural Style: Various: Bungalow, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Minimal Traditional

Original Function/Purpose: Residential

The Shadowlawn Historic District was placed on the National Register on Aug. 14, 1995.

History: Shadowlawn Historic District is a William C. Chandler-planned residential subdivision in southwest Memphis, developed between 1924 and World War II. Of the contributing properties in the district, 134 are residences. “It is a rare local example of an integral planned subdivision” in which the company acted as both developer and builder for the intended middle-class homeowner. Of the total properties, 102 had been built by 1932, but the Depression slowed completion of the development.


Outline of the Shadowlawn Historic District.
Map of the district used in its National Register nomination.

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8