The Nineteenth Century Club will not be demolished.


This is a huge victory for preservationists after a year and a half court battle.

Memphis Heritage confirms the new owners of the property, the Lin family, will not take a wrecking ball to the historic mansion to make way for a strip mall-type of development.
Memphis Heritage says the new owners plan to turn the existing house into a restaurant and event space.
The court battle included Nineteenth Century Club board members fighting amongst themselves, the new property owners, and Memphis’ Children’s Museum.


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