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Overton Park

1914 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN , USA
Telephone: (901) 214-5450
URL: Overton Park
Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 34.620612", -89° 59' 43.971108"
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
The 342 acre Lea Woods was bought in 1901 as the first project
of Memphis Park Commission on advice of Olmsted Brothers, noted landscape
architects. By popular vote it was named for Judge John Overton, a city founder.
Naturalistic landscaping was by George Kessler, landscape architect. Soon added
were the zoo, 1905; the first city golf course, 1911; Brooks Art Gallery, 1916.
The park with its unique 175 acres of climax oak-hickory urban forest was
preserved as a unit by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision 1971.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States
Department of the Interior, 1979.
Overton Park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 25, 1979.
StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Overton Park:
Overton Park Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Overton Park Historical Marker Location Map, Memphis, Tennessee Map