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Lowenstein Mansion

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
1. Lowenstein Mansion Marker
Inscription. Born in Germany in 1835, Elias Lowenstein emigrated to Memphis in 1854. The firm which he headed, B. Lowenstein & Bros. Department Store, was prominent in Memphis for 125 years. A leader in the Jewish community, he served as president of Temple Israel for 15 years. He contributed liberally to rebuilding the city after the disastrous 1870's yellow fever epidemics. (continued on reverse side)

In 1891 Elias Lowenstein built this mansion which is the cities most important Victorian Romanesque residence and one of the finest of its styles in the South. After his death in 1919, his family donated it to the Nineteenth Century Club for use as a residence for young working women who did not have family in the city and, therefore, under social customs of the day were expected to live in a protected environment. A porch with cupola was removed in 1929 for construction of an annex.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 4E-114.)
 
Location. 35° 8.568′ N, 90° 2.136′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Manassas Street on Jefferson Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38105, United States of America.
 
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By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. Lowenstein Mansion Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memphis City Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collins Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mallory-Neely House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathan Bedford Forrest (approx. mile away); St. Mary's Cathedral Chapel and Diocesan House (approx. 0.3 miles away); N. B. Forrest Camp 215 Sons of Confederate Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nathan Bedford Forrest III, Airman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Lowenstein Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
3. Lowenstein Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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