Home Tour Detour: Hidden gems in Central Gardens

“Selfie” homes help highlight the neighborhood’s diverse architectural styles, hidden gems and landmarks alike Jim Williamson, in his introduction to the neighborhood’s architectural guide Central…

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Home Tour Detour: Central Gardens goes digital for 2020

‘Tour Detour’ dials back into a rich archive for a clever, ‘selfie’-guided way to enjoy the neighborhood’s historic homes beginning Sunday, September 13 and running…

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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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“This Gracious Neighborhood”

As a follow-up to both the Neighborhood Improvement Plan and the establishment of the Memphis Landmarks Commission in 1975, the city embarked on a survey…

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