Endangered Property

MEMPHIS HERITAGE CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS OF 
MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES IN SHELBY COUNTY 

…AND YOU HAVE ANSWERED!

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Earlier this year, Memphis Heritage invited the general public to submit nominations of Memphis’ and Shelby County’s most endangered places or structures to be included in the 2011 Most Endangered Properties.

The 2011 List of the Most Endangered Historic Places in Shelby County are as follows: 

#1   The Nineteenth Century Club

#2   The Chisca Hotel

#3 and #4 (Tied) Sears Crosstown and Tennessee Brewery

#5   Marine Hospital

#6 and  #7 (Tied)    The Goyer Lee House & Clayborn Temple

#8 and #9 (Tied)   Cobblestone Landing & Justine’s

#10 and # 11 (Tied)    Sterick Building & Ashlar Hall

#12   Mid-South Coliseum

Memphis Heritage will release this list of the 10 most endangered in our next Keystone as recognition of National Preservation Month, May 2011, to educate the public and local leaders about the plight of significant historic properties.  The list provides a work plan for the non-profit organization for the next twelve months.  Preservation strategies are developed for each site on the list and can include working with current property owners, government officials, citizens and/or potential new owners to preserve these important parts of our community’s heritage.

When nominating endangered property to Memphis Heritage, eligible nominations should include the following information:

  • Nature of the threat to the property
  • Name and contact information for the current property owner (if available)
  • Name and contact information for the individual or group submitting the nomination
  • Any known historical information about the property (year built, architect, past owners, etc.)

Nominations can be sent to Memphis Heritage, Inc. in the following ways: by mail to Memphis Heritage’s 2011 Endangered properties, 2282 Madison Ave., TN 38104; by email to jwest@memphisheritage.org or by fax to 901.272.0149.

From crumbling neighborhood landmarks to disappearing rural landscapes, our distinctive local heritage often struggles to survive.  Fortunately, many historic treasures can be saved from destruction when concerned citizens work together to find solutions.  Memphis Heritage invites the community to join us in our efforts to save our endangered heritage through advocacy and action.

DON NEWMAN