Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Blair T. Hunt, Sr. / Blair T. Hunt, Jr. 1888-1978

Marker ID: THC 4E 129
Location: Shelby County, in Memphis, across from Hunt-Phelan House
County: Shelby
Waymark: None


Blair T. Hunt, Sr.

Blair T. Hunt, Sr., was an African American born into slavery in Huntsville, Alabama. As a youth, he carne to Memphis with his owners, the Hunt family, and lived in the Hunt-Phelan House. After emancipation, he married another former slave, Emma Shouse, and later became a master builder, contractor, and cabinet maker. His business and residence was located at 693 Linden Avenue.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission