Neighborhood Board

The Pink Palace: Re-Imagined, Re-Opened

December 7, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

The fabled Pink Palace – Clarence Saunders’ beloved 1922 “Cla-Le-Clare” mansion and Memphis institution since 1930 – is set to reopen Saturday, December 8th after a two-year renovation and an over four-year reimagining effort. Under […]

Neighborhood Board

Midtown Alleys

September 29, 2018 Mark Fleischer 0

With Peter Pace and Aaron Klimek The alley. The term bring images to mind of darkness and shadows, the unknown between streets, lone figures walking in silhouette, secret encounters or rats scurrying around for food. […]

Neighborhood Board

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 […]

Neighborhood Board

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Neighborhood Board

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 […]

Neighborhood Board

A Decades-Long Gift From Central Gardens

December 15, 2017 Mark Fleischer 0

Last December the Central Gardens communications committee sat down to discuss how they might honor the upcoming 2017 year, which would mark the 50th anniversary of Central Gardens as a neighborhood association. And, full disclosure, […]

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