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Plaza Gardens

Cultural Resources Survey of Plaza Gardens Census Tract 30 Memphis, Tennessee September, 2001 I. Description of Survey Area The Plaza Gardens survey district encompasses four major subdivisions in the Poplar Plaza area: Plaza Gardens, Poplar Boulevard Terrace, North Poplar Park, and Highland Park. Survey boundaries were determined by the boundaries of these subdivisions. For the purposes of this survey, the name “Plaza ...

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Parkway Woods

Cultural Resources Survey of Parkway Woods Census Tract 65 Memphis, Tennessee March, 2002 I. Description of Survey Area Parkway Woods is a small enclave of postwar homes sandwiched in the junction of Lamar Avenue and East Parkway South. The neighborhood, only about 1/4 of a square mile in area, follows the property lines along two streets, Meda and Longstreet, whose ...

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Normal Station

Cultural Resource Survey of Normal Station Census Tract 74 Memphis, Tennessee December, 2001 I. Description of the Survey Area Normal Station, bounded by the major arteries of Southern Avenue on the north, Park Avenue on the south, Highland on the west, and Goodlett on the east, encompasses about one square mile on the border between east Memphis and Midtown. This ...

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The Joffre Area

Cultural Resources Survey of The Joffre Area Memphis, Tennessee Census Tract 72 June, 2001 Description of Survey Area Joffre encompasses roughly 0.5 square miles near the center of the city of Memphis, defined by major thoroughfares Poplar Avenue on the north and Central Avenue on the south, and residential streets Reese on the east and Lafayette on the west. Most ...

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Jackson Terrace-2nd Addition

Cultural Resources Survey of Jackson Terrace-2nd Addition Census Tract 13 Memphis, Tennessee February, 2002 I. Description of Survey Area The Second Addition to the Jackson Terrace subdivision is a small, irregularly-shaped area of north Memphis bounded by Crump Street [not Avenue] on the northwest, Hudson Street on the east and northeast, Pope Street on the southwest, and Guernsey Street on the south. ...

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High Point Terrace

Cultural Resource Survey ofHigh Point Terrace Memphis, Tennessee Census Tract 29 June, 2001I. Description of Survey Area High Point Terrace comprises roughly 1.5 square miles bounded by Highland Avenue on the west, Eastland and Swan Ridge Circle on the east, Walnut Grove on the south, and Sam Cooper Boulevard (Interstate 40) on the north. Originally extending north to Summer Avenue, ...

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Green Meadows / Poplar Glen

Cultural Resources Survey of Green Meadows / Poplar Glen Census Tract 31 Memphis, Tennessee August 2001 I. Description of Survey Area The subdivisions of Green Meadows, Poplar Glen, and Alicea Park sit directly in the heart of Memphisís urban core, but remain secluded from the arteries that form their northern and southern boundaries, the heavily commercial Poplar Avenue on the north and Union Avenue ...

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Fordhurst

Cultural Resources Survey of Fordhurst Memphis, Tennessee Census Tract 53 June, 2001 I. Description of Survey Area Situated next to a channel of the Mississippi River 2 miles south of downtown Memphis, Fordhurst is a working-class neighborhood in the historically industrial district of south Memphis. Its boundaries are South Parkway on the north, Fay Street on the south, Riverside Boulevard ...

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Keystone Nov-Dec 2012

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 others interested in neighborhood affairs and public issues relating to community ...

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Pre Island Schoolhouse

UPDATE: Last one room schoolhouse in Shelby County One year after our last published article on this issue in the Keystone—Memphis Heritage is bringing you an update on the status of the President’s Island One Room Schoolhouse, its restoration and transfer to East High School. After local students from an AP U.S. History class at East researched the building’s history ...

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