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TICKETS: Adapt a Door and More 2019

Memphis Heritage’s  Adapt A Door Auction and Party is on: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT at Howard Hall Find out more on our Facebook Event Page Tickets Available here: Choose Member Ticket $50.00 USD Non-Member Ticket $75.00 USD Ticket Plus Membership $75.00 USD

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Newman to Now Exhibit Opening

Saturday, 3 pm June 15, 2019 Memphis Heritage at Howard Hall 2282 Madison Ave. at Edgewood Don Newman was a local photographer who captured thousands of iconic images of Memphis structures and streetscapes during the 1940’s – 60’s. Many of Mr. Newman’s images show beloved buildings that have been demolished or changed drastically since the time of the photographs. Gary ...

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Barretville Bank & Trust Company Building

Status: Preserved Address: 9043 Barret Road, Barretville Built: 1932; renovated 1958-59 Architectural Style: Commercial Modern Movement Original Function/Purpose: Bank The Barretville Bank & Trust Company Building was placed on the National Register on May 7, 2019. History: The Barret family settled in northern Shelby County in 1852 and opened a general store four years later. The Barretville Bank was founded ...

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U.S. Marine Hospital (U.S. Marine Hospital Building, Nurses Quarters, and Steam Laundry; listed in 2019)

Status: Renovation is planned Address: Metal Museum Drive (formerly 360 and 374 West California Avenue), Memphis Built: 1883-1884 (Nurses Quarters) and 1934-1939 (Hospital Building and Steam Laundry) Architectural Style: Modernist Style Original Function/Purpose: Governmental The U.S. Marine Hospital Building, Nurses Quarters and Steam Laundry were placed on the National Register on May 13, 2019. History: Each of four surviving buildings ...

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2019 MHI Adapt-A-Door

Memphis Heritage Adapt-A-Door Auction & Design Gala Howard Hall ~ Saturday Nov. 2, 2019 For Tickets CLICK HERE After a decade of doors we have switched things up! Artists, architects, woodworkers, designers, engineers and creatives are invited to participate The only limitation is your imagination! Register online and pick out your adaptable architectural salvage item at Heritage Building Supply. Let ...

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Memphis Mercantile Antique Market

*Advanced Purchase tickets at will call* Preview Party tickets $50 at the door 5/11 5:30 pm – 8 pm Market Admission $10 at the gate Saturday Preview Party admission includes VIP shopping, hors d’oeuvres, wine, a wristband for the Saturday Market PLUS a one year membership to Memphis Heritage. Memphis Heritage is proud of our 43 year commitment to historic ...

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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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