Memphis Heritage will hold a public meeting Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 5
p.m. at 2282 Madison Avenue, Memphis, regarding Aretha Franklin's
birthplace at 604 Lucy Avenue, its impending demolition, and if an
effort to save it can be launched.
|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,
Kroger/Seessel's building, Union Ave.
Kenrick Hall, Christian Brothers Universit
French Quarter Inn
Univ. of Tenn. Randolph Hall
Belvedere Apartments - Trousseau -Kroger
Greyhound bus station,
203 Union Avenue
Kroger, Poplar Plaza, south side
Memphis International Airport Terminal Visibility
Hi-Tone Cafe, live music venue & cafe
Easy-Way grocery, 80 N. Main St.
Lone Star Concrete
2100 Union Avenue
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
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
Sears building at Laurelwood
Richardson/Central Towers, Univ. of Memphis
Evergreen Presbyterian Church
Aretha Franklin birthplaces
Nathan B. Forrest statue & graves
Allen Steam Plant
Front Street Deli
Raleigh Springs Mall
Highland Street branch,
Memphis Public Library
Prospect Elementary School
Longview Middle School
Univ. of Tenn. Feurt Building
Univ. of Tenn. Beale Building
Rowland J. Darnell House
Scottish Rite Building
Riverfront Cobblestone Landing
Public Promenade on the
Mississippi River Bluff
Free History Walking
Jimmy Ogle offers free, handicapped accessible, hour long 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.
2016 ScheduleUnless otherwise noted, each Jimmy Ogle free public downtown walking history tour begins at 11:45 a.m. and last about 45 minutes. Most are Tuesday Tours.
Jimmy Ogle Shelby County Courthouse Tours, 2016
Meet at noon at Second Street & Adams Avenue.
Jimmy Ogle Mississippi River Bridge Walks. 2016
Meet at Crump Park, 2 p.m.
Tours start at 2 p.m. gathering on the north side of the Mid-South Coliseum.
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!