Union Avenue United Methodist Church

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Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Union Avenue United Methodist Church is located in Tennessee
Union Avenue United Methodist Church
Location 2117 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°7′52″N 89°59′14″W / 35.13111°N 89.98722°W / 35.13111; -89.98722Coordinates: 35°7′52″N 89°59′14″W / 35.13111°N 89.98722°W / 35.13111; -89.98722
Area less than one acre
Built 1914
Architect John Gaisford, Hubert Thomas McGhee
Architectural style Classical Revival
Demolished 2011
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000399[1]
Added to NRHP March 6, 1987

Union Avenue United Methodist Church was a historic church building in Memphis, Tennessee, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places under the name Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The building was located on a street corner at 2117 Union Avenue.

The building was no longer in use as a church when it was sold in February 2011 to CVS Pharmacy. The company paid $2.25 million for the church property and also paid $650,000 to buy an adjoining property from a different owner.[2][3] Demolition of the structure began in March 2011[4]

Members of the family that sold the land for church use in 1912 attempted to block the sale to CVS on the basis of a restrictive covenant in the deed that required the property to be used as a "place of divine worship."[5]

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