Monday, August 6, 2007

Historic Marker

There once was an Historic Marker for Annesdale Park near the intersection of Bellevue and Vinton. The sign text was composed by our very own Dr. Terry Hill. It was broken off its post, possibly by a misdirected vehicle, and has been missing for several years. We did some research and found the wording:

Annesdale Park Subdivision

Developed as an exclusive neighborhood in 1903 by Brinkley Snowden and T.O. Vinton, Annesdale Park was the first subdivision in the South planned upon metropolitan lines. It was considered an important display of confidence in the city's future. Early residents included Tennessee Governor Malcolm R. Patterson and State Supreme Court Justice Arthur S. Buchanan.

Location: Bellevue Ave., between Vinton and Carr, Memphis. Shelby County Tennessee

Here's the link.

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