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National Trust Life Insurance Company Building

Status: Preserved Address: 2701 Union Avenue Extended, Memphis Built: 1963 Architectural Style: Local example of Late International Style Original Function/Purpose: Commerce The National Trust Life Insurance Company Building was placed on the National Register on August 2, 2018. History: Alvin Wunderlich, Sr. founded the National Burial Insurance Company in 1931 with his brother and two others. By 1962 the company ...

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Gladys “MaDear” Bennett House

Status: Preserved Address: 1039 Delmar Avenue, Memphis Built: ca. 1860 with renovations in 1960 Architectural Style: Shotgun, with additions and renovations Original Function/Purpose: Single-family dwelling The Gladys “MaDear” Bennett House was placed on the National Register on March 27, 2020. History: The Bennett House is located in a historically African American neighborhood just north of the Memphis Medical District. Mrs. ...

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Update from Memphis Heritage

FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR……..Dear Members and Friends, Our Board of Directors, June and I hope you and your family are staying safe and well. We want to update you on what’s going on with Memphis Heritage. In accordance with federal and local guidelines, all of our events through May will be postponed. This includes our Annual Membership Meeting, the Adapt-A-Door ...

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March Events Postponed

Due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus and public health safety, Memphis Heritage is postponing our March events. We look forward to rescheduling as soon as we can. Preservation Series – March 16 and 23 Annual Membership Meeting – March 31

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2020 Preservation Series – postponed

Lee House

Due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus and public health safety, Memphis Heritage is postponing our March events. We look forward to rescheduling as soon as we can. Memphis Heritage’s annual Preservation Series is coming in March. On the first four Monday evenings – March 2, 9,16 and 23, our 2020 series will focus on historic properties that are or ...

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Let Memphis Heritage handle your holiday gift list! 

Already overwhelmed by holiday shopping? Let us take it off your hands. Create your holiday giving list, make a donation of $15.00 per person in honor of a friend or colleague, and we will send our 2020 MHI Calendar celebrating 25 years of amazing work by Montgomery Martin Contractors along with a preservation-themed holiday card letting them know you are making a donation in their ...

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2020 MHI Calendars are here!

Memphis Heritage’s annual calendar is an educational and fundraising project of Memphis Heritage, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For its 2020 Calendar, MHI is happy to be honoring the amazing works of Montgomery Martin Contractors on their 25th Anniversary. We are showcasing many of the architectural structures that MMC have played a large role in repurposing.  This calendar features thirteen ...

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Memphis Heritage Presents the Newman to Now Digital Exhibit

The Newman to Now Digital Exhibit uses the photographs, along with newspaper articles, interviews, and a virtual walking tour to explore these forces.  Enjoy exploring the Memphis of Don Newman and the Memphis of Now. This project is supported by Humanities Tennessee

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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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