Neighborhood Corner explores the histories of Memphis neighborhoods as shared by StoryBoard readers and collaborators.
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 […]
This year marks Central Garden’s twenty-fifth year as a Historic Overlay District under the jurisdictional protections of the Memphis Landmarks Commission. For this two-part installment, we explore the house demolition that prompted the neighborhood to […]
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 […]
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, […]
A Neighborhood Constitution An early thanks for Thanksgiving, it came into my hands from the hands of a friend and fellow board member. “You might find this interesting. Maybe there’s a story in it. Would […]
Directly north of Central Gardens, Union Avenue has for generations served as its de facto Main Street. Today it is a mix of gas stations, bank buildings and fast-food drive-thru’s next door to early-century storefronts, […]
Next month’s 41st Annual Home & Garden Tour starts out from the historic Beethoven Club, at the northwest corner of Peabody and McLean, and for historical perspective, this month the newsletter explores the iconic northeast […]