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Turnage-Young House, 196 East Court Street, Memphis, Shelby County, TN



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Location
196 East Court Street, Memphis, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-172
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-56).
Significance: Constructed in 1847, by attorney R.K. Turnage, this Greek Revival brick town house with its elegant Greek Doric portico was the last surviving private structure in downtown Memphis. In the 1850s it was purchased by the Young sisters who operated it as a girls' boarding school. It had been in continuous occupation by descendants of the Youngs.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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