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 the University Club –…

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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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Getting Central Gardens on the National Register “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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