Church Park

Address: Fourth and Beale St. Memphis, TN
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The park was named after the South's first African-American millionaire, Robert Church, Sr. Church helped save the city from extinction by purchasing the first bond when Memphis sought to restore its charter after the yellow fever epidemic in the late 1800's. Because blacks couldn't go to other parks, Church built this park which at one time featured an auditorium. Also, live peacocks roamed the park grounds.


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