High Point Terrace is a neighborhood located in the heart of the city of Memphis, Tennessee. High Point Terrace is generally geographically defined as being located north of Walnut Grove Road, east of North Highland Street, south of Summer Avenue, and bounded east of Eastland and Swan Ridge. Sam Cooper Boulevard, a local freeway, cuts the northern section off the rest of the neighborhood.
Development in this part of Memphis began around 1900, although very little progress had been made. The next major development in the early 1940s, but the Second World War halted development for several years. The entire neighborhood was completed in 1953. The construction of the Sam Cooper Boulevard (which was originally to be I-40) destroyed many of the original houses built at the turn of the century. Development in this part of Memphis began around 1900, although very little progress had been made. The next major development in the early 1940s, but the Second World War halted development for several years. The entire neighborhood was completed in 1953. The construction of the Sam Cooper Boulevard (which was originally to be I-40) destroyed many of the original houses built at the turn of the century.
High Point Terrace is blessed with an abundance of fun attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. Here’s a short list of our favorites:
The Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects considers this home to be "maybe the best example of the Art Deco-International style" in the city. Designed by George Awsumb and built in 1949, it was named Design of the Decade at the Memphis Millennium Celebration AIA. According to Judith Johnson, former president of Memphis Heritage and author of The Art of Architecture: Modernism in Memphis 1890-1980, the house was designed in 1938, but the material shortages were delayed due to the Second World War. The original owner of the home, Walker Wellford, was an engineer who designed a heat pump system, a heated driveway and a pump house. The use of natural stone, a steel-frame structure, reinforced concrete floors, and a third-floor roof terrace, make this a quintessential modern East Memphis home.
The Links At Galloway is a public golf course in Memphis, Tennessee. Galloway is fairly short and not that difficult but it is a lot of fun. It is always a fun and great course. It’s one of the best in the city. There are still some soft spots and standing water in the bunkers due to the recent storms. Greens are good and run a little slower but that may have been due to the rain. It has a very nice layout with some very well designed holes. The staff is very friendly.
Chickasaw Country Club is a classical Southern golf club founded in 1922, centrally located in the heart of Memphis. Chickasaw is conveniently located at the intersection of Sam Cooper Blvd. and Highland St., making it accessible through the Interstate Highway system to the entire metro area. You can finish a round of golf or a business lunch at Chickasaw and be at home or back in the office in a matter of minutes.
The golf course, originally designed by William Langford, was completely renovated in 2018 by Bill Bergin and consists of TiffEagle greens. Chickasaw hosted the Memphis Invitational PGA tournament in 1945, an event that ended Byron Nelson's 11 consecutive PGA tournament victories. In addition to an outstanding golf course, Chickasaw offers newly renovated indoor and outdoor tennis courts, modern fitness facilities, swimming, racquetball and casual and fine dining.
Heffie's menu includes a variety of healthy soups, salads and sandwiches, including their Tuscan Chicken Sandwich, their Santa Fe Salad, and delicious seasonal soups made with the freshest ingredients. You can also make your own custom creations from their selection of fresh greens, fruits, vegetables and proteins.
Poplar Plaza is a strip shopping center located in the East Memphis/Midtown area of the city. Bookstar and Old Navy are the two anchor stores. Other businesses include Applebees, El Porton, McCalisters, Baskin Robbins, French Riveria Gym and Gould's Salon. It's centrally located and easy to reach. The Bookstar is unique, it's housed in an old movie theater.
Residents of High Point Terrace are blessed to live in an area full of nature while also being quite close to city life. There is never a shortage of coffee shops, parks or shopping centers to enjoy within a five-minute drive of High Point Terrace. Residents are also able to enjoy a rich spiritual life at the following houses of worship:
At St. Michael’s, their doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. They don’t expect anyone to show up a super Catholic. And certainly there are no super Catholic’s here. They admit they need God and each other to fulfill their God given destinies. Come as you are for their Masses, develop your spiritual life through Sacramental preparation and enjoy making new friends with their different social ministries.
They are one church in many locations – dynamic, Spirit-filled and diverse – serving people, developing leaders and impacting generations. They serve Jesus and His Church with integrity. They are building a House that looks like Heaven.
At Bella Vista Church we believe the following: God -We believe that there is only one God who exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit . Jesus -We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God , that he was born of a virgin, that he is both God and man, that he lived a sinless life, that he died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, that he was buried , who rose from the grave, and ascended to heaven. The Return of Christ -We believe that Jesus Christ will return to earth.
Orthodoxy was brought to Memphis by Greek immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907, the first Orthodox priest from Greece came to Memphis to serve the Orthodox community. By 1916 the parish had grown to the point where they could purchase land, and the foundation of the original church building was laid at 3rd & Poplar in 1920, with the first Divine Liturgy there in January 1921.
In 1955, the Annunciation community moved to its current location at 573 North Highland Street in Memphis with Father Nicholas Vieron as parish priest. They remain here today, now with Father Simon Thomas as the presiding priest, a diverse community composed not only of families of Greek descent, but also including Orthodox families who have come to Orthodoxy from other faiths.
The Second Baptist Church officially began on July 22, 1962, when seventy-six people gathered at the Claridge Hotel voted to organize as a church. One week later, on July 29, 1962, the name of the Second Baptist Church was adopted. Regular services as the Second Baptist Church began on 5 August 1962, with approximately 200 persons indicating a desire for membership. A decision was taken to retain membership of the Charter until 14 October 1962.
Thus, the Second Baptist Church was born out of the convictions of a dedicated group of Christians that they could best channel their service and gifts through a new Church. The Constituent Service was an important event in the early history of the Church. On December 16, 1962, the Second Baptist officially became a church and a member of the Shelby Baptist Association.
High Point Terrace is also home to some amazing parks, schools, public libraries and schools for its citizens to enjoy. These facilities are all world-class, beautifully maintained and clean so residents of surrounding communities often visit to enjoy them. Here’s a short list all located in High Point Terrace:
Grahamwood Elementary School is an above average, public school located in Memphis, TN. It has 995 students in grades PK, K-6 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Their mission: We teach students to love others as Christ loves them, to think creatively and learn with open minds, and to live courageously to the glory of God. Their vision: At Harding Academy we are creatively educating the next generation to be strong and courageous disciples of Christ who serve and influence the world for His glory.
In 2001, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library opened to the public. The impressive new addition to the Memphis Public Library system featured a multi-story hub comprising a large children’s section, space for communal gatherings, reading rooms, computer training labs, and more. To this day the Benjamin L. Hooks branch continues to be a source of innovation in the community, with its recent addition of teen learning lab CLOUD901.
East High School is a high school formerly in the district of Memphis City Schools, but now in the district of Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, serving from grades 9 to 12. The former principal was Eric Harris (2010-2015). The new principal of the school is Dr. Marilyn Hilliard. It has enrolled 1,305 students and a graduation rate of 66% as of 201. East High School offers optional honors programs in engineering and health sciences, with opportunities to study engineering, design, technology, health care and biotechnology. East High School partners with local universities to support dual enrolment for students to earn college credit while in high school.
Treadwell Middle School is a public school located in Memphis, TN, in a large city setting. The student population of Treadwell Middle School is 484, and the school serves 6-9. At Treadwell Middle School, 14 percent of students scored at or above the math level, and 13 per cent scored at or above the math level. The school's minority student enrollment is 90%. The student-teacher ratio is 20:1, which is worse than that of the district. The student population consists of 50 per cent female students and 50 per cent male students. There are 24 equivalent full-time teachers and 1 full-time school counselor.