Lowenstein Mansion

Lowenstein Mansion (HM1F60)

Location: Memphis, TN 38105 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.568', W 90° 2.136'

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Born in Germany in 1835, Elias Lowenstein emigrated to Memphis in 1854. The firm which he headed, B. Lowenstein & Bros. Department Store, was prominent in Memphis for 125 years. A leader in the Jewish community, he served as president of Temple Israel for 15 years. He contributed liberally to rebuilding the city after the disastrous 1870's yellow fever epidemics. (continued on reverse side)

In 1891 Elias Lowenstein built this mansion which is the cities most important Victorian Romanesque residence and one of the finest of its styles in the South. After his death in 1919, his family donated it to the Nineteenth Century Club for use as a residence for young working women who did not have family in the city and, therefore, under social customs of the day were expected to live in a protected environment. A porch with cupola was removed in 1929 for construction of an annex.

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HM NumberHM1F60
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Marker Number4E-114
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 770076 N 3892902
Decimal Degrees35.14280000, -90.03560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.568', W 90° 2.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 34.08" N, 90° 2' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 756 Jefferson Ave, Memphis TN 38105, US
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