Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities building at 711 Jefferson on Thursday, July 29, 2021, is scheduled for demolition. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

Photo taken from original Daily Memphian article written by Tom Bailey.

“Thank you, Tom Bailey, for continuing to be a strong force in preservation”

– Leah Fox Greenberg, CEO of Memphis Heritage

“Buildings designed by two of Memphis’ most revered, modern architects — A. L. Aydelott and Roy Harrover — are to be razed soon after standing for more than a half-century.

The Memphis Fire Department will vacate its 54-year-old building that houses department headquarters and Fire Station No. 5 at 65 Front St. at Union Avenue. The building designed by Aydelott will be demolished to make room for the new home of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. . .

Memphis Heritage executive director Leah Fox-Greenberg acknowledged brutalism isn’t widely embraced, but defended its value.

“Even though brutalism is not the midcentury modern that most people are looking for, that doesn’t make it less valuable,” she said.”

– From Tom Bailey’s article “Incredible hulks: Two muscular buildings by esteemed architects appear doomed

Read the full article HERE