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2021 MHI Calendar honoring Shelby County’s Historic Cemeteries

Thank you to our generous sponsor, West Memorials! Pre-order your calendar today! Calendars will be in soon and we’ll be offering shipping, pickup, and limited delivery. You can also pick one up at several local retailers – we’ll be announcing the locations soon. Memphis Heritage’s annual calendar is an educational and fundraising project of Memphis Heritage, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit ...

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Proposed Changes to the UDC

Submit comments to [email protected] by Friday 11/6 at 8am Here is a link to the staff report Below is a letter from NPI explaining concerns about the proposed amendments From Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. October 1, 2020 An Open Letter to City Council Officials, Board of Appeals Members, and Office of Planning and Development Staff,             We are writing to express ...

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National Trust Life Insurance Company Building

Status: Preserved Address: 2701 Union Avenue Extended, Memphis Built: 1963 Architectural Style: Local example of Late International Style Original Function/Purpose: Commerce The National Trust Life Insurance Company Building was placed on the National Register on August 2, 2018. History: Alvin Wunderlich, Sr. founded the National Burial Insurance Company in 1931 with his brother and two others. By 1962 the company ...

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Gladys “MaDear” Bennett House

Status: Preserved Address: 1039 Delmar Avenue, Memphis Built: ca. 1860 with renovations in 1960 Architectural Style: Shotgun, with additions and renovations Original Function/Purpose: Single-family dwelling The Gladys “MaDear” Bennett House was placed on the National Register on March 27, 2020. History: The Bennett House is located in a historically African American neighborhood just north of the Memphis Medical District. Mrs. ...

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Let Memphis Heritage handle your holiday gift list! 

Already overwhelmed by holiday shopping? Let us take it off your hands. Create your holiday giving list, make a donation of $15.00 per person in honor of a friend or colleague, and we will send our 2020 MHI Calendar celebrating 25 years of amazing work by Montgomery Martin Contractors along with a preservation-themed holiday card letting them know you are making a donation in their ...

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Memphis Heritage Presents the Newman to Now Digital Exhibit

The Newman to Now Digital Exhibit uses the photographs, along with newspaper articles, interviews, and a virtual walking tour to explore these forces.  Enjoy exploring the Memphis of Don Newman and the Memphis of Now. This project is supported by Humanities Tennessee

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A Year End Tax-Deductible Donation for Preservation

Dear Friends, Please consider making a year-end tax-deductible donation to Memphis Heritage and help us continue our work, advocating for the saving and repurposing of our most important historic places. To make a one-time donation today, click the button below. Your generosity at this time of the year directly impacts our ability to continue our work as the primary advocate for historic preservation ...

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2019 MHI Calendars are here!

Memphis Heritage 2019 Calendars celebrating Memphis’ Bicentennial are here! As we reflect on 200 years of Memphis history, our 2019 MHI Calendar celebrates the many historic sites and structures that have been restored or repurposed for another 200 years and beyond. Pick them up at the following retailers: novel., Maggie’s Pharm, Dabbles Hair Company, Burke’s Book Store, Diane’s Art, Gift, ...

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Reimagining Historic Melrose

One Vision, Many Voices Memphis Heritage was proud to join the City of Memphis – Division of Housing and Community Development, in partnership with Orange Mound community stakeholders, in hosting a weekend-long open house inside the Historic Melrose High School located at 843 Dallas Street, October 26th-28th, 2018. Melrose School was an educational, cultural and civic center of the Orange ...

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Newman to Now: Kick-Off Event & Walking Tour

Thank you to the Arcade Restaurant for hosting us and thank you to Jimmy Ogle for this opportunity to explore Newman’s Memphis on foot! All images are copyright © 2018 Memphis Heritage, Inc. / Mrs. Don Newman. All rights reserved, www.NewmansMemphis.org. Central Station 1. Central Station, Don Newman, 1950. 2. Central Station, Don Newman, 1960. Hotel Chisca 3. Hotel Chisca ...

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