Early History of The “U Club”

At the intersections of Cleveland Street, Central Avenue and Lamar Avenue, just outside of the Central Garden’s official western border, resides a neighborhood anchor and…

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A Preview of The Central Gardens Home Tour, the Annual Revival & Walk Thru of Midtown History

NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD By Mark Fleischer In mid-1970s Memphis, after two decades of white flight when the physical center of Memphis felt closer to Poplar and…

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1585 Central Ave: A House, And A City Council, At Odds With History, Part I

2018 marks Central Garden’s twenty-fifth year as a Historic Overlay District under the jurisdictional protections of the Memphis Landmarks Commission. For this two-part installment, we…

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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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Union Ave – Central Garden’s Misunderstood Main Street

Directly north of Central Gardens, Union Avenue has for generations served as its de facto Main Street. Today it is a mix of gas stations,…

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