UofM Lambuth's Epworth Hall Will Be Removed and Replaced With Garden

The Jackson Madison County Historic Zoning Commission has granted the University of Memphis Lambuth approval to remove Epworth Hall, a 1920s dormitory that faces Lambuth Boulevard. Epworth Hall has not been used as a residence hall for 40 years and is in disrepair.

The University plans on installing a garden area and using some of the bricks from the building for the walkways in the area. A marker will be included that denotes that Epworth Hall once stood there and was a residence hall constructed in 1927.

In order to remove the building, the UofM is making application to the Tennessee State Historical Commission and the State Building Commission. Plans are for the building to be removed and the area restored by the end of this year.

"Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community are pleased to see the facility removed and replaced with a garden-like atmosphere that will add value and beauty to the neighborhood, which has already undergone extensive revitalization," said Dr. Niles Reddick, vice provost of UofM Lambuth.