Union Avenue United Methodist Church
Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, South
|Location||2117 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||John Gaisford, Hubert Thomas McGhee|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||87000399|
|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. Demolition of the structure began in March 2011
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."
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- CVS completes purchase of Union Avenue church, Memphis Business Journal, February 18, 2011
- CVS/Pharmacy Buys Former Union Ave. United Methodist Land, February 21, 2011
- Sanctuary Wall of Midtown Church Demolished, [WMC], March 29, 2011
- Lawsuit filed to block the demolition of Union Avenue Methodist Church
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