Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Address: 2117 Union Ave., Memphis, Tennessee. County/parish: Shelby.

NRIS 87000399

1 contributing building.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places March 27, 2013.

From Wikipedia:

Union Avenue United Methodist Church

Union Avenue United Methodist Church was a historic church building in Memphis, Tennessee, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places under the name Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The building was located on a street corner at 2117 Union Avenue.

The building was no longer in use as a church when it was sold in February 2011 to CVS Pharmacy. The company paid $2.25 million for the church property and also paid $650,000 to buy an adjoining property from a different owner. Demolition of the structure began in March 2011.

Members of the family that sold the land for church use in 1912 attempted to block the sale to CVS on the basis of a restrictive covenant in the deed that required the property to be used as a "place of divine worship."

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Architects:

  • Gaisford, John
  • McGhee, Hubert Thomas

Architectural styles:

  • Classical Revival

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/87000399

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