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 ParkwayContinue 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

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 anContinue Reading

Archive News Articles on Overton Square Sunday, March 6, 2011: Commercial Appeal Renaissance at the Square  Thursday, March 3, 2011: Memphis Daily News: Overton Square Grocery Store Wednesday, March 2, 2011: Commercial Appeal : Overton Square Plans WREG News Feed  : Overton Square Plans Meeting Memphis Daily News:  Overton Square Developer Eyes Grocery Store Main Street Journal:  OvertonContinue Reading

The following is Memphis Heritage’s official statement opposing demolition of Overton Square.  It was made by Executive Director June West during the informal meeting held by Councilman Shea Flinn on December 9, 2009.   The structures at Overton Square represent the fabric of our Midtown area. Citizens choose to live inContinue Reading

Memphis Near the Top in National Register Listings by Erin Hanafin Berg New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C., Memphis What does Memphis have in common with these five prominent U.S. cities? They are the highest in the nation in number of properties listed on the National RegisterContinue Reading