Neighborhood Corner

East Memphis Subdivisions – The Village

May 6, 2018 Josh Whitehead 0

Like most other cities around the country, the 1920s were boom years for Memphis. Not only were major structures being erected vertically downtown, such as the new Peabody Hotel, Sterick Building and Columbia Mutual Building (later known as the […]

Midtown Digest

Hey Memphis, What’s Your Midtown?

February 15, 2018 Mark Fleischer 2

The 240 and the parkways. East Parkway, Lamar, Bellevue, Jackson. The 240-Vollintine-Hollywood-Southern. Defining Midtown’s geographic borders can be grounds for arguments that never end. No matter the answers – as Vance Vawter said in a […]

Witnesses To History

“Garbage Truck Kills 2 Crewmen”

February 1, 2018 Mark Fleischer 3

February 2, 1968 “Packing Unit Is Apparently Activated By Accident, Crushes Employees” The Commercial Appeal reporter Joseph Thompson’s stark headline made the front page that Friday morning, detailing the tragic deaths of two sanitation workers […]

Neighborhood Corner

The Neighborhood Corner Store

December 7, 2017 Mark Fleischer 0

“The corner store has a mythic place in our view of American cities. Mythic because, in most cities, they exist only in our minds.” So says the Strong Towns blog. When we think of the […]