Useful Links

These vanish frequently so please keep us posted and suggest new links you find useful to the webmaster

East End Neighborhood blog CLICK HERE

Central Gardens website CLICK HERE 

Creme de Memph blog CLICK HERE

Most Endangered Historic Places

Preservation Directory on Facebook 

 Tax Incentives NPS 

National Ornamental Metal Museum – Unique museum on the bluff is going to restore an old hospital building as its library.

 Memphis Landmarks Commission   Responsible for preserving and protecting the historic, architectural, and cultural landmarks in the City of Memphis. 

Memphis  Regional Chamber    Demographics, business programs, economic development strategies, and more. 

Arts Memphis   Learn about area programs, education outreach, and grants to the arts community. 

Historic Elmwood Cemetery – Tour one of Memphis’ oldest and certainly its most picturesque cemetery. 

The Beale Street Home Page – It first rang out over the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. It migrated to the streets and clubs of Memphis. It went on to influence the sound of music all over the world. Memphis is the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock’n roll. 

Memphis Museum System – Welcome to the Memphis Museum System, a wide-ranging collection of historic, educational, and technological attractions maintained by the City of Memphis, and Memphis Museums, Inc. 

Memphis Convention and Vistors Bureau -Start here to plan your visit to Memphis. 

Memphis Rock & Soul Museum – The beat starts here: Located in the Gibson Guitar Factory just south of Beale Street in downtown Memphis. 

Memphis Riverfront – Join the conversation about our unique cobblestone coast. 

AIA Memphis – Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects. 

La Grange This is a great historic town nearby. 

Center for the Study of Southern Culture – Ole Miss’s academic site. 

Association For the Preservation Of Tennessee Antiquities – Tennessee is the home of some of America’s finest historic sites. The properties maintained by the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiques (APTA) provide a varied panorama. 

The Land Trust for Tennessee – Visit the Land Trust for Tennessee and discover how you can preserve the unique character of Tennessee’s natural and historic landscapes and sites for future generations. 

Wolf River Conservancy – Environmental advocacy group dedicated to the preservation of the Wolf River as a natural resource for public education and recreational activities. 

Tennessee Preservation Trust

The National Trust For Historic Preservation 
is a nonprofit organization with more than 260,000 members. As the leader of the national preservation movement, the National Trust is committed to saving America’s diverse historic environments and to preserving and revitalizing the livability of communities nationwide. 

Great Buildings – Amazing architectural source site, illustrates and comments on 1000 famous buildings worldwide. 

Traditional Building 
This commercial site lists many companies which specialize in renovation trades and products. They publish Traditional Building and Period Homes magazines for the trade. 

Restoration Trades – bulletin board for all professionals involved in restoration of older and historic buildings. This is where the experts sound off. 

Society for Commercial Archeology 
Established in 1977, the SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures, signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape. 

Modernism   – A good look at the whole scope of Modernism including architecture and art. 

ePodunk – Amazing site features old postcards and up-to-date data on Memphis, TN and Everywhere, USA. 

Cultural HeritageSearch Engine (UNESCO)  A search engine for worldwide cultural heritage. Extremely large number of links. 

Orpheum Theatre   Calendar of shows, ticket information, and information about the historic theatre. 

National Civil Rights Museum   A walk through the history of civil rights at the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. 

Memphis Cotton Museum Learn about the important role that the cotton industry had on shaping our community. 

Memphis History  Compiled by the Memphis & Shelby County Library’s history department. 

Preservation Directory   Primary online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada. 

Urban Land Institute Dedicated to creating a dynamic, vibrant, nurturing community through art and design. 

Urban Art Commission A national non-profit agency representing the spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service. 

The Memphis Regional Design Center – Mission: To increase vitality and economic stability by promoting excellence in urban design and planning 

TN Historic Commission – The Tennessee Historical Commission has many programs related to history and historic preservation. 

West TN Historic Society – The West Tennessee Historical Society is the umbrella heritage organization for the Western Grand Division of Tennessee. 

Stax Museum – American soul music roots and cultural heritage is promoted and preserved in at the StaxMuseum Memphis, TN.

DON NEWMAN