Central Gardens Historic District
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member cgeek
N 35° 07.912 W 090° 00.314
15S E 772880 N 3891772
Quick Description: Historic Place
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2008 9:39:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM3K4T
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 27

Long Description:
Central Gardens Historic District

By 1900, Memphis's growth had pushed the city limits east of the district's 511 acres, originally settled in 1830 by Solomon Rozelle. With its convenient access to downtown via the new trolley lines, Central Gardens underwent intensive development to fill the demand for suburban housing away from the congestion of the business district. Many of the city's most prominent citizens were early Central Gardens residents, including Walter Chandler, Edward Hull "Boss" Crump, C.P.J. Mooney, and Abe Plough.

Developed from the 1900s to the 1930s as about forty different subdivisons, the district was named Central Gardens in 1967. The district's eclectic architecture is unified by the consistency of massing, scale, cornice height, and setback; the result is an early twentieth century neighborhood with the distinctive quality of ordered diversity. The wide range of architectural styles reflects the varied tastes of the original owners, while the creative interpretation of these styles was accomplished by a number of talented Memphis architects, including Max H. Furbringer; Walk Jones, Sr.; George Mahan, Jr.; J. Frazer Smith; and Neander M. Woods, Jr.

Roughly bounded by Rembert St., York, Cleveland and Eastmoreland Aves., Memphis
Street address:
Memphis, TN USA

County / Borough / Parish: Shelby County

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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