|If you know of a landmark that is about to fade into history, you may nominate it for inclusion here by sending information to Landmark and Legend.||Alphabetical Table of Contents||
||Historic Tours, Lectures,
Hi-Tone Cafe, live music venue & cafe
Easy-Way grocery, 80 N. Main St.
Lone Star Concrete
2100 Union Avenue
T. O'Neal Crivens
Pyramid Dedication Bricks
Poplar Plaza Addition, Prescott Street Strip
The 1977 Air Traffic Control Tower at Memphis International Airport
Alfred D. Mason YMCA
Highland Street Church of Christ
T. H. Hayes & Sons Funeral Home
Whitehaven Plaza Shopping Center
Various original buildings
Union Avenue Methodist Church Building
Benjamin L. Hooks
Anderton’s East restaurant
Mid-South Fair in Memphis
Baptist Memorial Hospital, Medical Center
Sweetbriar (Ridgeway Trace) Apartments
Memphis Mental Health Institute
Benihana Restaurant, pagoda architecture
West Hall, University of Memphis
University Center, (Student Center), University of Memphis
Billy J. "Spook" Murphy
W. S. "Babe" Howard
Richardson/Central Towers, Univ. of Memphis
Evergreen Presbyterian Church
Kroger, Poplar Plaza, south side
Kroger/Seessel's building, Union Ave.
Belvedere Apartments - Trousseau -Kroger
Greyhound bus station,
203 Union Avenue
Memphis International Airport Terminal Visibility
Front Street Deli
Former Towery Press & Holiday Inn Buildings on Union Avenue
Raleigh Springs Mall
Donnelley J. Hill State Office Building
Highland Street branch,
Memphis Public Library
Prospect Elementary School
Longview Middle School
Univ. of Tenn. Randolph Hall
Univ. of Tenn. Feurt Building
Univ. of Tenn. Beale Building
Rowland J. Darnell House
Scottish Rite Building
Riverfront Cobblestone Landing
French Quarter Inn
Public Promenade on the
Mississippi River Bluff
Solar Farm Guided Tour
November 19, 2013, 10 a.m.
7777 Walnut Grove Rd.
The pulic is invited to a guided "tour" of the five acres of of solar panels at gricenter International. Learn about the process and technology involved, the benefits and the costs.
Free History Walking
Jimmy Ogle offers free, handicapped accessible, 45 minute tours of downtown Memphis accompanied by fascinating historical information he presents in a fun and informative way. He has several tours, each covering more or less 4-blocks of historic downtown. In addition, Jimmy Ogle leads tours of the historic Shelby County Courthouse, and walks on the Mississippi River bridge.
2013 ScheduleHere is a composite schedule of Jimmy Ogle free public tours:
Meet at noon at Second Street & Adams Avenue.
Meet at Crump Park, 2 p.m.
The downtown walking history tours are "not to be missed." Some people, like the editor of this web site, go again and again, enjoy it every time, and wish some of that historical information would sink into memory. Then again, maybe it's more fun to "learn" about downtown over and over. See you there!
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Downtown Museum DaySaturday, September 21, 2013
Free or half priced admissions for the day during their regular business hours at participating establishments.
Free History Lectures