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Chew C. Sawyer

1918-1973

 
 
Chew C. Sawyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 28, 2015
1. Chew C. Sawyer Marker
Inscription. Chew C. Sawyer was a mid-twentieth century African-American entrepreneur. He founded Sawyer Realty Company, which later became Cornette Realty; Arnette Construction Company; Future Insurance Agency; and Sawyer Rental Agency. In 1956, Sawyer founded and was the first president of Mutual Federal Savings and Loan, the first African-American savings and loan in Memphis. Sawyer built and financed many homes, including his home on the historic Parkway system.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 145.)
 
Location. 35° 6.561′ N, 90° 0.907′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of South Parkway East and Pillow Street, in the median on South Parkway East. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvary Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tennessee Williams Play (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Memphis 13/Rozelle Elementary School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain Kit Dalton
Chew C. Sawyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 28, 2015
2. Chew C. Sawyer Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Rest (approx. 1.2 miles away); Heiskell Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Current view of property on the site of the South Parkway home of Chew Sawyer. Rotate this image and you can see the historical marker. (Submitted on July 29, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
Chew C. Sawyer Marker on the median on South Parkway East image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 28, 2015
3. Chew C. Sawyer Marker on the median on South Parkway East
Looking north-west
Chew C. Sawyer Marker on the median on South Parkway East image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 28, 2015
4. Chew C. Sawyer Marker on the median on South Parkway East
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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