Cooper Young Trestle
Cooper-Young is an eclective neighborhood and historic district in the Midtown section of Memphis, named for the intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue. The entrance to the neighborhood is marked by the Cooper-Young Trestle, a 150-foot (46 m) long steel sculpture which depicts homes and businesses found in the neighborhood. Created by metal artist Jill Turman, the sculpture was dedicated in 2000, and has become a source of community pride and identity.
The Cooper Young Trestle received a Year in Review award from the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network in 2001. In 2012, the increasingly popular Cooper-Young neighborhood received a Great Places in America award from the American Planning Association, last not least due to the neighborhood's sense of place and great public realm, which includes public art.