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TICKETS: Adapt A Door Auction and Party 8th November

Memphis Heritage’s  Adapt A Door Auction and Party is on: 8th November, 2014 at Howard Hall CONTACT CARRIE AT 901-272-2727 OR EMAIL cstetler@memphisheritage.org FOLLOW THIS EVENT AND FIND OUT MORE HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/339677006182764/  

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Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum Invites Public To Central Station’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, October 3-5

Official Ceremony Set for October 4, 11 a.m. MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 8, 2014—The public is invited to explore Memphis railroad history and share their memories and photos when the Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum (MRTM) celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1914 grand opening of Memphis Central Station on Saturday, October 4, 2014, with an official ceremony at 11 a.m. ...

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No demolition for historic Nineteenth Century Club

The Nineteenth Century Club will not be demolished.   This is a huge victory for preservationists after a year and a half court battle. Memphis Heritage confirms the new owners of the property, the Lin family, will not take a wrecking ball to the historic mansion to make way for a strip mall-type of development. Memphis Heritage says the new ...

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Blighted Historic Home to Get Facelift

Memphis Heritage uses state receivership law to salvage historic Richards House. Full story by BIANCA PHILLIPS   In 1883, cotton merchant Newton Copeland Richards built a stately Queen Anne-style home with a rounded porch and circular balcony latticework at 975 Peabody. Richards went on to become the president of the Memphis Cotton Exchange in 1902. But today the crumbling Richards House, ...

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Q&A: June West @ Memphis Magazine 2007

From the Archives BY MARY HELEN TIBBS When you pass a historic building in Memphis, you just might have the folks at Memphis Heritage to thank for it. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1975, when a small but active group of concerned citizens met on the second floor of Stewart Brothers Hardware in Midtown. The goal? To prevent any ...

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Billy Orgel has contract to buy Tennessee Brewery

Memphis cell tower developer Billy Orgel said Friday he has a contract to buy the Tennessee Brewery, but the Downtown landmark’s future use hasn’t been determined.   Read more here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/local/billy-orgel-has-contract-to-buy-tennessee-brewery_23280187

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Plans call for restaurant to be built inside 19th Century Club building

The owner of the 19th Century Club building plans to open a restaurant inside the historic mansion, a spokesman said Friday.   The owner of the building now plans to build a new restaurant inside the building rather than demolishing it.   Story at: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/local-news/plans-call-for-restaurant-to-be-built-inside-19th-century-club_71246785   And: http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2014/08/08/nineteenth-century-club-saved-from-demolition.html

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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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