“Memphis’ oldest standing community center is getting renovated. 

Part of the city’s $200 million “Accelerate Memphis” plan — a series of capital projects designed to invest in neighborhoods and communal spaces — the Gaston Community Center in South Memphis will see $4 million worth of upgrades over the next two years. . .

The building, which is located at 1048 S. Third St. south of Walker Avenue, was built in 1934. The site, and the adjoining Gaston Park, was once the home of restaurateur John Gaston, who ran a successful commercial restaurant Downtown at Adams and Main. “

 – From the article “Accelerate Memphis starts with Gaston Community Center” by Rob Moore

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