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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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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