Out of Hiding

Historic Cossitt Library
1st Public Library in Memphis, dedicated 1893
Red sandstone Romanesque style with rounded wings, turrets, and gables

Monroe between Riverside Drive and Front Street
North side of The Customs House, now University of Memphis Law School

Recently, Memphis City Council cleared the way to unveil a remaining section of this historic landmark, a vintage architectural treasure on our riverfront, by
clearing overgrowth and debris from its Monroe and Riverside boundaries. One downtowner of several years said, “What an exciting building! I didn’t even realize it was there.” We’re off to a great start! Can FfOR members tell us more about this fabulous landmark? Any favorite stories about it? E-mail info@friendsforourriverfront.org