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 […]

Madison Avenue Then and Now

Welcome to the Town of Lenox

July 3, 2017 Mark Fleischer 2

This photo-history essay is part of an ongoing series exploring some of Memphis’ most important streets and avenues. Madison Avenue, the zero starting point of all Memphis’ addresses, runs over four miles west to east […]

Madison Avenue Then and Now

The Battle For The Street

June 10, 2016 Mark Fleischer 0

“Madison is one of the last, walkable streets of its kind that we have left.” That’s what June West of Memphis Heritage told me when I started this endeavor to document Madison’s history. Iconic Memphis author […]