Garrison, Memphis Tennessee House (NRIS 100000573)
1701 10th Ave.,
West Virginia. County/parish: Cabell.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
January 23, 2017.
Also known as:
- Memphis Tennessee Garrison House
- The Memphis Tennessee Garrison House is a historic house at 1701 10th Avenue in Huntington, West Virginia. Built about 1920, this modest two-story frame house was the home of Memphis Tennessee Garrison (1890-1988), a leading figure in the advance of African-American civil rights in Huntington, for the last forty years of her life. Garrison was a teacher, political organizer, and influential leader of the local branch of the NAACP. She was the first female of the West Virginia State Teachers Association, and vice-president of the American Teachers Association, an association of teachers working in segregated schools.The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. It is in the process of being converted into a museum. (read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100000573