The French Fort community is one of the most unique neighborhoods in Memphis. Just take a look at its location bounded to the West by the Chickasaw Heritage Park which contains burial mounds of Chickasaw people, the old Marine Hospital & the National Ornamental Museum, on the south. The area is very close to the I-55 interstate and bridge that crosses the Mississippi River.
Since it was developed using federal funds, it was one of the first subdivisions (if not the first) in Memphis to explicitly prohibit racial restrictions. As such, it attracted a mostly African - American clientele that, even as late as the 1960's , had few opportunities to purchase new homes.
A home on Bourbon Place may be one of the most unique in the subdivision, or anywhere in Memphis in that it is a perfectly octagonal home.
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