Overton Park Band Shell (now Levitt Shell) – Memphis TN

Description

Currently known as Levitt Shell, in recognition of funding that saved it from demolition, the Overton Park band shell was constructed by the WPA and City of Memphis in 1936 for $11,935. It has almost been demolished twice.

Source notes

History of the Shell. (n. d.). Levitt Shell.  Retrieved from http://levittshell.org/history

Kazek, K. (2011). Forgotten Tales of Tennessee. Charleston, S.C.: The History Press.

Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

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Location Info


1928 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Coordinates: 35.1424545, -89.997642

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