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 […]

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 […]

Madison Avenue Then and Now

Evolution Of Madison At McLean

March 23, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

This week, the week of March 19, 2018, the Midtown Nursery and the old Idlewild Theater were razed to pave way for a proposed mid-city-type 5-story apartment building. This southwest corner of Madison and McLean […]

Witnesses To History

“CITY’S GARBAGE COLLECTORS STRIKE”

March 16, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

March to Mace: The Sanitation Strike before Martin Luther King Jr.’s invitation to Memphis, and a look at Memphis newspaper coverage of the first few weeks of the historic 1968 sanitation workers strike. “CITY’S GARBAGE COLLECTORS […]

Historic Preservation

“This Gracious Neighborhood”

February 21, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

As a follow-up to both the Neighborhood Improvement Plan and the establishment of the Memphis Landmarks Commission in 1975, the city embarked on a survey of Memphis neighborhoods. This survey included the 500-plus acres of […]

Midtown Digest

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 […]

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