My Neighborhood

Soaring Past Dogwood Drive

July 27, 2019 Ron Buck 0

By Ron Buck Stuart slipped into the mineral room and switched on the black light’s ultraviolet rays. The jagged, translucent, crystalline forms in the display instantly glowed in their bright neon and cool pastel colors. Chip flew down […]

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The Dogs Are Running The Show

June 28, 2019 Candace Echols 0

By Candace Echols It was the dog with the top hat on that caught my attention. He didn’t seem to mind it. He may have even liked it. That’s how dogs are in Midtown on a regular […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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