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 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

This special reception honored the students and teachers, and the winners! The work now on display at Howard Hall shows excellence, effort and awareness by all students and is highly commended by all members of the Board at Memphis Heritage and the AIA – a huge thank you to all theContinue Reading

Revival raises question: Is Memphis overdoing it? By Wayne Risher Story from: Memphis Commercial Appeal Posted May 2, 2014 at 5:53 p.m. PHOTO BY MIKE BROWN (click here) May 1, 2014 – A trolly sits at the intersection of South Main and G.E. Patterson. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) Signs of revival wereContinue Reading

Calling all supporters of Memphis Heritage! Please take a moment to visit the First Tennessee Foundation – 150 Days of Giving and vote for Memphis Heritage to help us win a $5,000 grant. Go to, search for “Memphis Heritage” and vote for us! You can vote for up to 10 organizations, once aContinue Reading

WOW let’s hear it for a terrific TN Brewery Untapped team…way to make a City proud and breathe new life into this amazing historic structure! The TN Brewery Untapped team is simply amazing….dedication, hard work and community build…creating a cool space to come and enjoy lunch a locally brewed beerContinue Reading

TPT Annual Conference Germantown, Tennessee May 1 – 3, 2014 June West, Executive Director of Memphis Heritage will be speaking at the Tennessee Preservation Trust’s Statewide Preservation Conference. Since 2000, the Tennessee Preservation Trust’s Statewide Preservation Conference has brought together heritage supporters from across the state for educational sessions, tours,Continue Reading

Sunday, April 27, 2014 • Noon until 5:00 pm Meet Members of over 25 historically oriented organizations and learn about opportunities to get involved. View displays of historic artifacts. Purchase memberships to local organizations, history books and other historically relevant merchandise. “Tennessee on the Brink” (An 1860 Living History Event)Continue Reading