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2019 Preservation Series

2019 Preservation Series Current MHI Member $50.00 USD Non MHI Member $75.00 USD Join MHI and Purchase One Ticket $100.00 USD Join MHI and Purchase Two Tickets $150.00 USD

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The Keystone: February 2019

A Little Late, But Vital by Charlie Lambert The First Comprehensive Plan The previous article on the history of Memphis from its founding in 1819 in our last issue set the stage for the need of a comprehensive city plan to assure that all possible and necessary elements for the orderly growth of the city were executed in an organized ...

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The Keystone: September 2018

Skyline Reflections Old and New by Charlie Lambert Landmarks Lost and Revived Memphis has about the most arcane, varied city skylines anywhere. Composed of half a dozen true high-rise buildings and a few lower level ones, the architecture is an array of vintage structures dating back to the early 20th century, subsidized by a couple of more modern offerings. To explore ...

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A Year End Tax-Deductible Donation for Preservation

Dear Friends, Please consider making a year-end tax-deductible donation to Memphis Heritage and help us continue our work, advocating for the saving and repurposing of our most important historic places. To make a one-time donation today, click the button below. Your generosity at this time of the year directly impacts our ability to continue our work as the primary advocate for historic preservation ...

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2019 MHI Calendars are here!

Memphis Heritage 2019 Calendars celebrating Memphis’ Bicentennial are here! As we reflect on 200 years of Memphis history, our 2019 MHI Calendar celebrates the many historic sites and structures that have been restored or repurposed for another 200 years and beyond. Pick them up at the following retailers: novel., Maggie’s Pharm, Dabbles Hair Company, Burke’s Book Store, Diane’s Art, Gift, ...

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Let Memphis Heritage handle your holiday gift list! 

Already overwhelmed by holiday shopping? Let us take it off your hands. Create your holiday giving list, make a donation of $15.00 per person in honor of a friend or colleague, and we will send our 2019 MHI Calendar celebrating Memphis’ Bicentennial along with a preservation-themed holiday card letting them know you are making a donation in their honor for the holidays! Simply email ...

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Reimagining Historic Melrose

One Vision, Many Voices Memphis Heritage was proud to join the City of Memphis – Division of Housing and Community Development, in partnership with Orange Mound community stakeholders, in hosting a weekend-long open house inside the Historic Melrose High School located at 843 Dallas Street, October 26th-28th, 2018. Melrose School was an educational, cultural and civic center of the Orange ...

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Newman to Now: Kick-Off Event & Walking Tour

Thank you to the Arcade Restaurant for hosting us and thank you to Jimmy Ogle for this opportunity to explore Newman’s Memphis on foot! All images are copyright © 2018 Memphis Heritage, Inc. / Mrs. Don Newman. All rights reserved, www.NewmansMemphis.org. Central Station 1. Central Station, Don Newman, 1950. 2. Central Station, Don Newman, 1960. Hotel Chisca 3. Hotel Chisca ...

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American Snuff Company Historic District

Status: Preserved Address: 46 Keel Avenue, 700 North Front Street, and 701 North Main Street, Memphis Built: 1912 to 1952 Architectural Style: Late 19th and early 20th century American Movement Commercial and Modernist styles Original Function/Purpose: Manufacturing History: The American Snuff Company Historic District consists of a nine-building complex near the former Illinois Central Railroad tracks. The complex includes seven ...

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MHI awarded grant from Humanities Tennessee!

Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded Memphis Heritage a grant to partially fund a project entitled “The Past, Present, and Future of Memphis as Illustrated by the Photographs of Don Newman” (also known as Newman to Now). Don Newman was a local photographer who captured thousands of iconic images of Memphis structures ...

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