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Central Gardens Historic District

Belvedere, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 7' 34.2822", -90° 0' 17.950428"
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National Register of Historic Places

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
By 1900, Memphis's growth had pushed the city limits east
of the district to East Parkway. With its convenient access to downtown via
the newly laid trolley lines, Central Gardens underwent intensive development
in order to accommodate 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, Abe Plough, and Solomon Rozelle.
---Developed from the 1900s to the 1930s as about forty different subdivisions, the district was named Central Gardens in 1967. The district's electric 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 M.H. Furbringer; Walk Jones, Sr.; George Mahan, Jr.; J. Frazer Smith; and Neander M. Woods, Jr.

Shelby County Historical Commission
Central Gardens Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on September 09, 1982.
Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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