Riverside, South Memphis

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Riverside, is one of the many well-known neighborhoods in South Memphis. The neighborhood includes the famous Kansas Street, Carver High (which is on Pennsylvania Street) and Martin Luther King Riverside Park. Blair Hunt (1888–1978), the longtime pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Church and the longtime principal of Booker T. Washington High, has a street on the east side of the neighborhood named in his honor. The original location of N.J. Ford And Sons Funeral Home was in this neighborhood. Riverview Community Center, Riverview Swimming Pool, vacant, well-kept homes, numerous stores and churches are also in Riverside.


The main boundary of Riverside is South Parkway, which is on the north.



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Coordinates: 35°05′57″N 90°04′11″W / 35.0992°N 90.0698°W / 35.0992; -90.0698