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Normal Station Neighborhood

 
 
Normal Station Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 19, 2015
1. Normal Station Neighborhood Marker
Inscription. Named for a teacher's college and railroad depot, the Normal Station neighborhood is bounded by Goodlett, Park, Highland, and Southern. The Chickasaws originally had a hunting camp on Black Bayou that runs through the area. William F. Eckles bought much of the land in 1835, but all that remains of that time into the 21st Century are the Eckles family cemetery on Carnes Avenue and a former carriage house built in 1846. Two major influences on the neighborhood have been the Normal Depot, serving as a rail and a streetcar stop until 1949, and the University of Memphis. The City annexed the neighborhood in 1929. Most houses, representing typical Southern styles, were built between the mid-1920s and the early 1950s, and many eastern section homes were built in the 1940s for employees of the nearby Kennedy General Hospital for veterans. Normal Station neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
 
Erected 2014 by Normal Neighborhood Association and Shelby County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 6.803′ N, 89° 56.278′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Spottswood Avenue and Echeles Street, on the right when traveling west on Spottswood
Normal Station Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 19, 2015
2. Normal Station Neighborhood Marker
Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Normal Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. Millard "Jack" Smith (approx. mile away); Tom (approx. 0.3 miles away); This flagpole is dedicated to the men and women of the United States military services (approx. 0.4 miles away); Memphis State Eight (approx. 0.4 miles away); The University of Memphis (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gen. James M. Kennedy Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); William G. Leftwich, Jr. Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Madison-Echles cemetery improvement plan progresses. This article gives and interesting history of the Normal Station Neighborhood land. (Submitted on August 20, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 
 
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Normal Station Neighborhood Marker With Normal Station Neighborhood in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 19, 2015
3. Normal Station Neighborhood Marker With Normal Station Neighborhood in the Background
Normal Station Neighborhood Marker with the University of Memphis in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 19, 2015
4. Normal Station Neighborhood Marker with the University of Memphis in the Background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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