Memphis Downtowner’s Architecture Tour Begins With Rhodes


Publication Date: 7/3/2007

Readers of Memphis Downtowner have indicated that one feature that sets Memphis apart from other cities is its diverse architecture style. In exploring Memphis icons, the June issue of the magazine featured Rhodes prominently.

“Southwestern Presbyterian College (now Rhodes College) decided on collegiate Gothic architecture for its 1925 opening,” wrote Devin Greaney. “The first-best architectural decision is probably that this design has been followed since, as every building from the original one in 1925 to the most recent one, Barret Library opened in 2005, has basically maintained that style and feel.”

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