At Rhodes College in Memphis, campus planners didn't pave paradise to put up a parking lot. They unpaved one to create an Oxbridge-style quad and new library. The school, inspired by an English Gothic village, the Rhodes College 100-acre campus in Memphis, Tennessee belies the fact that it has only been since 1925 when it was moved from Clarksville. A junior at the time, a student named John A. Rollow brought with him a collection of seedlings which he planted. This oak allee was eventually named the Rollow Avenue of Oaks and runs from the school's North Parkway to Palmer Hall.
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