Author Archives: MHI2016

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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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 (Snuff 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 The American Snuff Company Historic District was placed on the National Register on July 25, 2018. History: The American Snuff Company Historic District ...

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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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Preservation Posse: After Hours

A renovator’s happy hour & tour series presented by Memphis Heritage Join us for Memphis Heritage’s brand new series of behind-the-scenes tours of historic buildings throughout Memphis, both pre- and post- revitalization. Hear directly from the owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, designers and craftsmen involved in bringing these one-of-a-kind structures back to life. This educational series invites historic architecture enthusiasts ...

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Leroy Pope Elementary School (Grant-Pope Elementary School; Grant School)

Status: Demolished; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 190 Chelsea Avenue, Memphis Built: ca. 1908; additions in 1921, 1930 and 1961 Architectural Style: Beaux Arts History: The building was designed by B.C. Alsup (photo above taken 1910-11). It was known as Leroy Pope Elementary (at 190 Chelsea Avenue, for white students) until 1960 when the school board switched its name with ...

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Maury Elementary School

Status: Demolished in 1997; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 272 North Bellevue Boulevard, Memphis Built: 1908 Architectural Style: Beaux Arts History: Maury Elementary School, built in 1908, was considered an architectural twin of Bruce School, both designed in the Beaux Arts style by architect B.C. Alsup (photo above taken 1913-14). The school was vacant most of the time after 1973. ...

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Lauderdale-Walker Elementary School (Lauderdale School)

Status: Demolished in 1983; delisted Nov. 9, 2007 Address: 995 South Lauderdale Street, Memphis Built: 1902; additions in 1908, 1920-21, 1925 and 1957 Architectural Style: Early Twentieth-century Eclectic (Beaux Arts and Colonial Revival, etc.) History: “Along with [other] public schools [built] in Memphis between 1902 and 1915, the building reflects the tremendous population growth in Memphis during this period and ...

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