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Please Support the Redevelopment of Overton Square...
Heritage has been a supporter for the right kind of redevelopment of Overton
Square. We believe the Loeb Properties' plan is what is needed to see a
revitalized Overton Square.
Tell us what
you think... Loeb Properties wants your help to make Overton Square a unique
place for Memphians to gather. Friends of Overton Square seek your thoughts on
what you value and hope to see at the newly developed Overton Square.
Please take the time to answer the 10 questions
in the following survey and sign up at the end to receive Overton Square
We know that you all are concerned about the future of the historic Rowland Jones Darnell House (aka Nineteenth Century Club). Memphis Heritage is as well. To give everyone more information on the importance of this major Memphis Landmark, we want to share some of its history.
The Rowland Jones Darnell House is one of the last grand homes of Memphis from the city's great lumber era. Built in 1907 by Rowland Jones Darnell, one of Memphis' lumber magnates, the house has had few alterations making it a rare example of Colonial Revival architecture and an important part of our early architectural history.
amid a streetscape of imposing mansions, now it remains as the last to
exemplify the elegant
residential character formerly displayed along a
street now dominated by commercial
The home was
acquired in 1926 by the Nineteenth Century Club, an organization formed
in 1890 to serve the women of Memphis by promoting civic, cultural,
philanthropic and educational advantages
of the Memphis community. This
organization still owns this stunning house. The house was listed
the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
If you are in favor of keeping the Rowland Jones Darnell House as a mainstay on Union Avenue and you support restoring this wonderful piece of Memphis history; then we encourage you to click on the link below to sign a petition.
Memphis Heritage will support whoever purchases the Rowland Jones Darnell House for their respecting the importance of this Memphis Landmark. We look forward to working with them to restore and reuse this great irreplaceable building. Please support the effort to persuade the new owners to keep this incredible Memphis landmark by joining our Facebook page:
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Our annual campaign, in full swing right now, is essential to the bottom line of Memphis Heritage. We have a dollar-for-dollar matching grant currently, and look to you for your support! Imagine-a $250.00 donation would bring us $500.00 during this campaign.
For 35 years Memphis Heritage has been the foremost advocate for preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods in our City. We provide education on the amazing narrative of Memphis’ history and partner with others to preserve and improve the physical buildings, streets, and neighborhoods where it all took place. These historic neighborhoods are now home to new residents and families who come to the home of Memphis Heritage, Howard Hall, for educational and fundraising events and to hold community discussions. They are supported by the members and supporters of Memphis Heritage and by the many resources and programs developed and presented by Memphis Heritage over the past 35 years.
We are organized. We are neighborhood partners.
We support new ideas for a better City. If it is time to renew your
membership, please do so. If you have never been a member, please
consider the many benefits.
Below are just some of the benefits that Memphis Heritage brings to our community
ü Howard Hall as a Community Asset and Resource
ü Preservation of historic buildings and artifacts from historic residences.
ü Providing valuable internships to local college students
ü Neighborhood Histories and Advocacy
ü Annual Preservation and Educational Series
ü Grants and Sponsorships including “Memphis Memoirs: Overton Square”
ü History presentations to students including the “Then and Now” series
ü Photography collections including “Don Newman’s Memphis”
To donate, simply CLICK HERE