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Peabody Vance Interactive Maps

Youth Neighborhood Mapping Initiative

Peabody Vance Interactive Maps

This page contains a series of interactive maps created by the Youth Neighborhood Mapping Team that highlight cultural assets in the Peabody Vance area. To view these maps, you'll need to install a map viewer called ArcReader so that you can turn on and off layers, zoom in, and follow the links to photos and websites.

Preparing to View the Maps

Installing ArcReader

If you do not have ArcReader (version 9.2), follow these steps to download it:

  1. Right click on the “ArcReader” and select “save as.” Save the file to your computer. (The file might take about 10 minutes to download, so get it started and take a little coffee break.)

  2. Open the “ArcReader92” folder and double click on the “setup” application

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the program.

(You can also download the software directly from the source at Click on “download ArcReader 9.2…,” save the file to your computer and follow the directions above.)

Downloading and Viewing the Maps

Once you've installed ArcReader, follow these steps to download and view the maps:

  1. Right click on “pv_maps” and select “save target as.” Save the “pv_maps” folder to your computer

  2. Unzip the “pv_maps” folder and save the entire “pv_maps” folder to your C\: drive (sometimes labeled “Local Disk C:”).

  3. Open the “pv_maps” folder on your C\: drive. Inside the folder you will see a set of subfolders and three interactive maps: “view_vance_pontotoc_district,” “view_national_register,” and “view_assets_map.”

  4. Double click on any of the interactive maps to open them in ArcReader.

If you need instructions on navigating a map in ArcReader click here. Be sure to turn on the hyperlinks tool in ArcReader to see all the features of the maps. (It looks like a lightning bolt.)

About the Maps

(click the links to see a static version of the maps)

Vance Pontotoc District Map

The Vance Pontotoc District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The district contained a significant concentration of Italianate and other Victorian style homes constructed between 1858 and 1915. The following description was included in the original application for inclusion in the national register: “The original character of the neighborhood had an air of aristocracy with tree-lined, cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks, granite curbs, and cast iron fences.” The Vance Pontotoc District was later removed from the National Register after a significant number of contributing structures were lost. This interactive map illustrates what once was and what remains today using “then and now” photos.

National Register Map

The Peabody Vance area contains many historically significant properties. This interactive map highlights places in the neighborhood that are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Fore more information about the National Register of Historic Places, visit For more information about historic places in Memphis, visit the Memphis Heritage website at

Assets Map

Based on their unique perspective, the Youth Neighborhood Mapping Team developed a list of cultural assets that exist within the Peabody Vance neighborhood. This interactive map highlights those assets with photos, descriptions, and links to additional resources.

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Last Updated: 12/4/11