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Appeal to Save Nineteenth Century Club Withdrawn

Standing on the sidewalk outside the crumbling and boarded-up Nineteenth Century Club, attorneys Steve Mulroy and Webb Brewer announced that the plaintiff in an appeal to save the stately historic home at 1433 Union has decided to withdraw. That means the building’s owners, the Lin family, may go forward with any plans they have for the property.   We continue ...

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UPDATE: Contract Signed to Purchase Tennessee Brewery

Latest news suggests that a contract has been signed with a buyer for the Tennessee Brewery, saving the historic structure from the wrecking ball, according to a representative of the brewery’s ownership.   The full article By Andy Meek of the Daily News can be read here: http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/jul/26/contract-signed-to-purchase-tennessee-brewery/

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Demolition Still Set For Tennessee Brewery (see update)

7/28/2014: Latest news suggest that a contract has been signed with a buyer for the Tennessee Brewery, saving the historic structure from the wrecking ball, according to a representative of the brewery’s ownership. See the Latest news on this story here: http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/jul/26/contract-signed-to-purchase-tennessee-brewery/ ALSO, BY BIANCA PHILLIPS ON WED, JUL 23, 2014 AT 3:52 PM / Memphis Flyer The historic Tennessee Brewery building, which housed the “Untapped” beer garden ...

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Bleak House: What’s going on with the Mid-South Coliseum

RICHARD J. ALLEY | WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2014 The future is bleak for the Mid-South Coliseum. Despite the nostalgia that surrounds it, the entertainment and civic venue faces almost certain demolition should the Tourism Development Zone take effect. Elvis sang there. The Beatles played there. Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler pile-drove comedian Andy Kaufmanthere in 1983 in an infamous match that landed the two ...

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Keystone July – Aug 2014

The Keystone is a publication of Memphis Heritage, and the voice of the Memphis Preservation Community. The Keystone advocates preservation of historic resources in Memphis and Shelby County and features news and stories about local history, preservation, neighborhoods, community development, architecture and the environment. Our readership includes our members and others interested in neighborhood affairs and public issues relating to community ...

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Brewery Could Become New Model for Historic Preservation

Article By CHRISTOPHER BLANK / Original http://wknofm.org/post/old-brewery-could-become-new-model-historic-preservation Activists avoided the phrase “historic preservation,” then partied for a month. It may just save a Memphis landmark. Listen here: The Tennessee Brewery hasn’t made a drop of beer since the 1950s, but the fortress-like building that sits abandoned on the Memphis river bluff has brewed up a new outlook for historic preservation in the city. Hundreds ...

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19th Century Club Status Meeting

IMPORTANT …… Memphis Heritage will hold a community meeting to discuss the latest status of the 19th Century Club next Tuesday June 10 at 6pm at Howard Hall. Also, we plan to do a major clean up at the site this Sat. June 7th from 9AM to Noon. ( Weather permitting ). We feel it is important that the historic ...

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Memphis Heritage Youth & Architecture Reception

This special reception honored the students and teachers, and the winners! The work now on display at Howard Hall shows excellence, effort and awareness by all students and is highly commended by all members of the Board at Memphis Heritage and the AIA – a huge thank you to all the teachers, families and students for being part of this great ...

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Legendary South Main campaign builds brand momentum

Revival raises question: Is Memphis overdoing it? By Wayne Risher Story from: Memphis Commercial Appeal Posted May 2, 2014 at 5:53 p.m. PHOTO BY MIKE BROWN (click here) May 1, 2014 – A trolly sits at the intersection of South Main and G.E. Patterson. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) Signs of revival were plentiful last week as South Main neighborhood leaders capped a ...

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Vote to help Memphis Heritage – First Tennessee 150

Calling all supporters of Memphis Heritage! Please take a moment to visit the First Tennessee Foundation – 150 Days of Giving and vote for Memphis Heritage to help us win a $5,000 grant. Go to www.150daysofgiving.com, search for “Memphis Heritage” and vote for us! You can vote for up to 10 organizations, once a day, every day until we all win! Votes submitted starting ...

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