MHI In The News

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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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Appeal to Save Nineteenth Century Club Withdrawn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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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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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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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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Just look at the TN Brewery untapped!

WOW let’s hear it for a terrific TN Brewery Untapped team…way to make a City proud and breathe new life into this amazing historic structure! The TN Brewery Untapped team is simply amazing….dedication, hard work and community build…creating a cool space to come and enjoy lunch a locally brewed beer and dinner. Opening this Thursday April 24 at 11am. BE ...

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