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

IMPORTANT NEWS……With your help today, we can change the future for historic buildings in Tennessee! Our chance to enact a state incentive to attract private capital investment in job-creating historic rehabilitation projects is now! 35 other states – including all of the states surrounding Tennessee – have already taken thisContinue Reading

Memphis Heritage has had many accomplishments over the years that have served to protect the Historic places in Memphis and Shelby Community. One success story was the adaptive reuse of the Four Flames Restaurant (Patton-Bejach House, Poplar Ave., NR 1987.) Threatened by demolition due to impending foreclosure proceedings against the owners, Memphis HeritageContinue Reading

The Heart of the Arts is Midtown Where creativity inspires community and community creates livability. Who are they? Memphis’ Heart of the Arts is comprised of the Cultural and Arts organizations located in Midtown Memphis. Midtown has been Memphis’ major arts district for over 30 years and it continues toContinue 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