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 streetsContinue Reading

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, PopeContinue Reading

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 (InterstateContinue Reading

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, theContinue Reading

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