Neighborhood Corner

Early History of The “U Club”

July 26, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

At the intersections of Cleveland Street, Central Avenue and Lamar Avenue, just outside of the Central Garden’s official western border, resides a neighborhood anchor and institution that in 1900 was nothing more than the far […]

History In Memphis City Planning

Mud Island: A History Part I

June 19, 2018 Josh Whitehead 2

Editor’s Note:  Mud Island has seen its fair share of news lately, as Tennessee’s State Building Commission’s executive subcommittee approved the addition of Mud Island and the riverfront to the city’s Downtown Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) […]

Tributes

Why Anthony Bourdain (Still) Matters

June 15, 2018 Mark Fleischer 4

In a word, Empathy. It’s been a week since the world heard the news that Anthony Bourdain – the culinary adventurer and storyteller of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” – had been found dead by apparent suicide […]

Renovations - Reuse and Restoration

A Vision For Ellis & Sons and One Beale

June 4, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

Crossing Peabody, south on Front Street, past a vast and soulless parking lot, down the hill through the intersection at Beale, and across the street from a utilitarian parking garage, one finds the grace, elegance and […]

Neighborhood Corner

The Central Gardens Arboretum

May 25, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

During the warm months of spring and summer this year, walk any street in Central Gardens, Memphis and look up.  Fifty to a hundred feet above you’ll see a canopy of green – the leaves […]

Southern Fiction

Mud Island Monorail

May 16, 2018 Niles Reddick 0

Editor’s Note: StoryBoard Memphis is proud to introduce to our readers the Southern writer Niles Reddick. Niles, while not new to Southern readers, may be new to many Memphis readers. We are honored to have […]

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 […]

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