Monthly Archives: March 2013

Heart of The Arts is Midtown

The Heart of the Arts is Midtown Where creativity inspires community and community creates livability. Who are they? Memphis’ Heart of the Arts is comprised of the Cultural and Arts organizations located in Midtown Memphis. Midtown has been Memphis’ major arts district for over 30 years and it continues to provide excellence in everything from the visual arts to theatre, ...

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Messick-Buntyn and Orange Mound East

Cultural Resources Survey of Messick-Buntyn and Orange Mound East Memphis, TN Census Tracts 67, 70, 79, 80 Conducted by Memphis Heritage, Inc. for the Memphis Landmarks Commission July 2003 Written by Susan M. Mascolino I.                   Introduction Messick-Buntyn is the historic neighborhood situated south of the Southern Railroad tracks and the East Buntyn area.  It is bound by Southern Avenue and the railroad ...

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Red Acres

Cultural Resources Survey of Red Acres Memphis, TN. Census Tract 29 Conducted by Memphis Heritage, Inc. for the Memphis Landmarks Commission October, 2002 Written by David G. Royer  I. Introduction             Red Acres is a mid- to upper-income neighborhood of approximately 250 homes surrounding the recently renovated Galloway public golf course in East Memphis.  It is bordered by four major thoroughfares: ...

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The University District

Cultural Resources Survey of The University District Memphis, TN Census Tract 73 Conducted by Memphis Heritage, Inc. for the Memphis Landmarks Commission December 2002 Written by Susan M. Mascolino I.                   Introduction The University District consists of approximately 360 residential and some commercial buildings to the west of the growing University of Memphis campus.  This area is bordered by Poplar Avenue on the ...

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The Medical District

Cultural Resources Survey of The Medical District Memphis, TN Census Tracts 37, 38, 39, 40  Conducted by Memphis Heritage, Inc. for the Memphis Landmarks Commission April 2003 Written by Susan M. Mascolino I.                   Introduction The Medical District consists of several neighborhoods that have been merged into one area. The survey area followed the borders of Danny Thomas, Vance and Peabody, Interstate 240, ...

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The Village

Cultural Resources Survey of The Village Memphis, Tennessee Census Tract 85 June, 2001 I. Description of Survey Area The Village is a small, relatively secluded neighborhood in the heart of Memphisís heavily trafficked Poplar Avenue corridor. Less than half a mile square, it lies in an affluent residential district situated between the commercial intersections of Highland and Perkins. The boundaries ...

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Plaza Gardens

Cultural Resources Survey of Plaza Gardens Census Tract 30 Memphis, Tennessee September, 2001 I. Description of Survey Area The Plaza Gardens survey district encompasses four major subdivisions in the Poplar Plaza area: Plaza Gardens, Poplar Boulevard Terrace, North Poplar Park, and Highland Park. Survey boundaries were determined by the boundaries of these subdivisions. For the purposes of this survey, the name “Plaza ...

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Parkway Woods

Cultural Resources Survey of Parkway Woods Census Tract 65 Memphis, Tennessee March, 2002 I. Description of Survey Area Parkway Woods is a small enclave of postwar homes sandwiched in the junction of Lamar Avenue and East Parkway South. The neighborhood, only about 1/4 of a square mile in area, follows the property lines along two streets, Meda and Longstreet, whose ...

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Normal Station

Cultural Resource Survey of Normal Station Census Tract 74 Memphis, Tennessee December, 2001 I. Description of the Survey Area Normal Station, bounded by the major arteries of Southern Avenue on the north, Park Avenue on the south, Highland on the west, and Goodlett on the east, encompasses about one square mile on the border between east Memphis and Midtown. This ...

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The Joffre Area

Cultural Resources Survey of The Joffre Area Memphis, Tennessee Census Tract 72 June, 2001 Description of Survey Area Joffre encompasses roughly 0.5 square miles near the center of the city of Memphis, defined by major thoroughfares Poplar Avenue on the north and Central Avenue on the south, and residential streets Reese on the east and Lafayette on the west. Most ...

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