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Handwerker Gingerbread Playhouse, 865 North Thomas Street, Memphis, Shelby County, TN



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HB1084757
General View, From Southeast

HB1084758
General View, From Northeast

HB1084759
East (front) Elevation


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Location
865 North Thomas Street, Memphis, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-169
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-33).
Significance: John V. Handwerker had this small Victorian playhouse built for his children in the 1890s. It was modelled after the stables which also stood on the property. Much enlarged with additions in 1904 and 1928, the little building has served commercial functions since 1904. Today it stands deserted and isolated. The original portion of the house was of a sophisticated design, employing details and materials found in and on larger Victorian frame buildings.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, FROM SOUTHEAST
2. GENERAL VIEW, FROM NORTHEAST
3. EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION


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