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 […]

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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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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, […]

Neighborhood Corner

The Neighborhood Corner Store

December 7, 2017 Mark Fleischer 0

“The corner store has a mythic place in our view of American cities. Mythic because, in most cities, they exist only in our minds.” So says the Strong Towns blog. When we think of the […]

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