From the Archives BY MARY HELEN TIBBS When you pass a historic building in Memphis, you just might have the folks at Memphis Heritage to thank for it. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1975, when a small but active group of concerned citizens met on the second floor ofContinue Reading

Memphis cell tower developer Billy Orgel said Friday he has a contract to buy the Tennessee Brewery, but the Downtown landmark’s future use hasn’t been determined.   Read more here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/local/billy-orgel-has-contract-to-buy-tennessee-brewery_23280187Continue Reading

The owner of the 19th Century Club building plans to open a restaurant inside the historic mansion, a spokesman said Friday.   The owner of the building now plans to build a new restaurant inside the building rather than demolishing it.   Story at: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/local-news/plans-call-for-restaurant-to-be-built-inside-19th-century-club_71246785   And: http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2014/08/08/nineteenth-century-club-saved-from-demolition.htmlContinue Reading

Standing on the sidewalk outside the crumbling and boarded-up Nineteenth Century Club, attorneys Steve Mulroy and Webb Brewer announced that the plaintiff in an appeal to save the stately historic home at 1433 Union has decided to withdraw. That means the building’s owners, the Lin family, may go forward withContinue Reading

Latest news suggests that a contract has been signed with a buyer for the Tennessee Brewery, saving the historic structure from the wrecking ball, according to a representative of the brewery’s ownership.   The full article By Andy Meek of the Daily News can be read here: http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/jul/26/contract-signed-to-purchase-tennessee-brewery/Continue Reading

7/28/2014: Latest news suggest that a contract has been signed with a buyer for the Tennessee Brewery, saving the historic structure from the wrecking ball, according to a representative of the brewery’s ownership. See the Latest news on this story here: http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2014/jul/26/contract-signed-to-purchase-tennessee-brewery/ ALSO, BY BIANCA PHILLIPS ON WED, JUL 23, 2014 AT 3:52 PM / Memphis Flyer TheContinue Reading

RICHARD J. ALLEY | WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2014 The future is bleak for the Mid-South Coliseum. Despite the nostalgia that surrounds it, the entertainment and civic venue faces almost certain demolition should the Tourism Development Zone take effect. Elvis sang there. The Beatles played there. Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler pile-drove comedian Andy KaufmanthereContinue Reading

The Keystone is a publication of Memphis Heritage, and the voice of the Memphis Preservation Community. The Keystone advocates preservation of historic resources in Memphis and Shelby County and features news and stories about local history, preservation, neighborhoods, community development, architecture and the environment. Our readership includes our members and othersContinue Reading

Article By CHRISTOPHER BLANK / Original http://wknofm.org/post/old-brewery-could-become-new-model-historic-preservation Activists avoided the phrase “historic preservation,” then partied for a month. It may just save a Memphis landmark. Listen here: The Tennessee Brewery hasn’t made a drop of beer since the 1950s, but the fortress-like building that sits abandoned on the Memphis river bluff has brewed upContinue Reading

IMPORTANT …… Memphis Heritage will hold a community meeting to discuss the latest status of the 19th Century Club next Tuesday June 10 at 6pm at Howard Hall. Also, we plan to do a major clean up at the site this Sat. June 7th from 9AM to Noon. ( WeatherContinue Reading