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Fordhurst

Cultural Resources Survey of Fordhurst Memphis, Tennessee Census Tract 53 June, 2001 I. Description of Survey Area Situated next to a channel of the Mississippi River 2 miles south of downtown Memphis, Fordhurst is a working-class neighborhood in the historically industrial district of south Memphis. Its boundaries are South Parkway on the north, Fay Street on the south, Riverside Boulevard ...

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Keystone Nov-Dec 2012

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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Pre Island Schoolhouse

UPDATE: Last one room schoolhouse in Shelby County One year after our last published article on this issue in the Keystone—Memphis Heritage is bringing you an update on the status of the President’s Island One Room Schoolhouse, its restoration and transfer to East High School. After local students from an AP U.S. History class at East researched the building’s history ...

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Overton Square News 2011

Archive News Articles on Overton Square Sunday, March 6, 2011: Commercial Appeal Renaissance at the Square  Thursday, March 3, 2011: Memphis Daily News: Overton Square Grocery Store Wednesday, March 2, 2011: Commercial Appeal : Overton Square Plans WREG News Feed  : Overton Square Plans Meeting Memphis Daily News:  Overton Square Developer Eyes Grocery Store Main Street Journal:  Overton Square Plans   Tuesday, March 1, 2011: My Fox Memphis: Plans ...

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2009 Statement Overton Square

The following is Memphis Heritage’s official statement opposing demolition of Overton Square.  It was made by Executive Director June West during the informal meeting held by Councilman Shea Flinn on December 9, 2009.   The structures at Overton Square represent the fabric of our Midtown area. Citizens choose to live in Midtown Memphis because of its character and architectural design and ...

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Memphis Near the Top in National Register Listings

Memphis Near the Top in National Register Listings by Erin Hanafin Berg New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C., Memphis What does Memphis have in common with these five prominent U.S. cities? They are the highest in the nation in number of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Memphis ranks higher than Chicago, Boston, and ...

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