Church Park

Church Park (HM171E)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.342', W 90° 2.858'

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At this location Church Park and Auditorium was established in 1899 by Robert R. Church Sr., a Memphis business man and former slave, to provide recreational facilities for members of his race who had no other place to meet. Many famous Americans, including Booker T. Washington and Theodore Roosevelt spoke here. After the death of its founder, who had become the first Negro millionaire in the South, the park and auditorium was managed by his son, Robert Church, Jr., who, at this site organized the Lincoln League and the Memphis Chapter N.A.A.C.P., the first chapter in Memphis.
HM NumberHM171E
Marker Number4E 67
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 12:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768992 N 3892452
Decimal Degrees35.13903333, -90.04763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.342', W 90° 2.858'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 20.52" N, 90° 2' 51.48" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 399-439 Beale St, Memphis TN 38103, US
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