Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace"
Erected 1972 by West Tennessee Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. 35° 7.452′ N, 89° 57.6′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maxwelton (Circa 1855-1860) (approx. 0.6 miles away); The University of Memphis (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mt. Moriah Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Willard Brister Library (approx. 1.2 miles away); Miriam DeCosta Sugarmon (approx. 1.2 miles Melrose School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Memphis State Eight (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tom (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Also see . . . The Pink Palace Museum. Today, the site not only is the mansion and grounds, but also an underground 3D Giant screen theater, a planetarium and a museum of the natural and cultural history of the Mid-South. It is part of the Memphis Museum System which also include two historic homes and Lichterman Nature Center. (Submitted on June 23, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
1. National Register of Historic Places
The Pink Palace Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Title: Memphis Pink Palace Museum
National Register Information System ID: 80003870
Applicable Criteria: ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING
Architectural Styles: OTHER
Architects: McGee,Hubert T.
Areas Of Significance: COMMERCE
Periods Of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Years: 1922
Significant Names: Saunders,Clarence
Keywords: McGee,Hubert T.;Saunders,Clarence;1922
Note: 3050 Central Ave.
Related Collections: National Register of Historic Places Collection
Resource Format: pdf
File Size (bytes): 22151
Date Published: 7/9/1980
National Register of Historic Places
County: Shelby County
Memphis ; 3050 Central Ave.
TENNESSEE ; Shelby ; Memphis
Asset ID: b1dc17ec-41f7-4207-a299-4266877111f5
— Submitted July 24, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.
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