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2021 MHI Calendar honoring Shelby County’s Historic Cemeteries

Thank you to our generous sponsor, West Memorials! Pre-order your calendar today! Calendars will be in soon and we’ll be offering shipping, pickup, and limited delivery. You can also pick one up at several local retailers – we’ll be announcing the locations soon. Memphis Heritage’s annual calendar is an educational and fundraising project of Memphis Heritage, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit ...

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Proposed Changes to the UDC

Submit comments to [email protected] by Friday 11/6 at 8am Here is a link to the staff report Below is a letter from NPI explaining concerns about the proposed amendments From Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. October 1, 2020 An Open Letter to City Council Officials, Board of Appeals Members, and Office of Planning and Development Staff,             We are writing to express ...

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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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Newman’s Memphis Website

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Newman’s Memphis website! Don Newman took some of the most iconic photographs of Memphis during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Explore his collection of historic Memphis photographs, search for photos, and order prints at: https://memphisheritage.pastperfectonline.com/. We’ll be adding new photos frequently, so check back often! Take the Newman’s Memphis Quiz Test ...

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2020 Virtual Door Dash – Items Available

Download registration form here. Your registration fee includes your pick of an adaptable architectural salvage item.Browse through the photos and pick your piece.Call 901-272-2727 or email [email protected] to let us know which item you’d like and we’ll arrange for pickup from our warehouse or Howard Hall. Limited delivery available.Don’t see what you want? Be in touch to let us know ...

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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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Wooten Fallout Shelter

Status: Preserved Address: Lions Gate Drive, Memphis Built: 1961-1963 Architectural Style: Above-ground concrete shields, below-ground reinforced concrete fallout shelter. Original Function/Purpose: Nuclear fallout shelter The Wooten Fallout Shelter was placed on the National Register on Nov. 27, 2019. History: The Wooten Fallout Shelter is about 5,600 square feet in size and was to accommodate up to 65 people for one ...

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Barksdale Mounted Police Station

Status: Preserved Address: 189 South Barksdale Street, Memphis Built: 1910 and 1912, with many interior reconfigurations and renovations down the years Architectural Style: Classical Revival Original Function/Purpose: Police station The Barksdale Mounted Police Station was placed on the National Register on Nov. 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Gordon Alexander.) History:  The station was built by Mayor E.H. Crump in 1910 for a mounted police ...

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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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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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