Beale Street: Home of … a Neighborhood

NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD Today’s neon Home of the Blues district was once a thriving Memphis neighborhood By Tiara Campbell Beale Street is the Home of the…

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SB 30 Episode 22: Inside the Revival of the Universal Life Building, with Juan Self & Jimmie Tucker

On this week’s show, host Mark Fleischer sat down with Juan Self and Jimmie Tucker, partners at Self + Tucker Architects, to talk about the…

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The Universal Life Insurance Building: Designing a Better Memphis

“I can only surmise that the founders of Universal Life wanted to make a statement.” Juan Self, Self + Tucker Architects By Margot Payne “To…

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‘ANARCHY IN MEMPHIS’ Looking Back At The Infamous 1978 Fire (and Police) Department Strikes

1978. Forty-one years ago this summer the Memphis Fire Department Strike left over 200 structures in ruins. To hear witnesses, journalists and historians recall it,…

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“CITY’S GARBAGE COLLECTORS STRIKE”

March to Mace: The Sanitation Strike before Martin Luther King Jr.’s invitation to Memphis, and a look at Memphis newspaper coverage of the first few weeks…

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Memphis and Central Gardens During The Preservation Era

Twenty-five years ago, in April of 1993, the Central Gardens Neighborhood gained unanimous approval from the Memphis City Council in becoming the city’s ninth Historic…

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