Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Peabody Revitalization

Marker ID:  13
Location: on Union Ave, next to the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 08.569    W 090° 03.114
  35.14281666    -90.0519
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMT59G


Peabody Revitalization

Designed by Chicago architect Walter Ahlschlager in 1925, the Peabody Hotel was restored by Philip and Jack belts in 1980. During the restoration, workers removed a basement walls to install pipe accidentally discovering the hotel’s original blueprints inside the wall.

Center City Commission 2003


This is one of a series of small plaques mounted in the sidewalks of Memphis.