I have long been interested in urban residential development, and more so after seeing so many awfully ugly buildings going up recently. Colonel Frazer Titus saw the shortcomings in Memphis, Tennessee, as well and built this row of five attached houses as a rental investment property in 1850 after a visit to England inspired a variation on terrace housing development. Known as the Titus Block, the rowhouses attracted the “cream of society” as the original tenants. By the time of these photos on April 18, 1934, the complex had been divided into multiple apartments and part had already been lost. Nothing remains today.
See the previous post of the Dunscomb House for more about the Historic American Buildings Survey program that documented the Titus Block as a record of now what once was.
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