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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Opportunity Zones: Good for Distressed Memphis Communities or an Opportunity for the Rich?

URBAN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD By Austin McLellan Select areas in Memphis and Shelby County are open for business as federal Opportunity Zones. The Opportunity Zone…

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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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Skyline Reflections Old and New

Landmarks Lost and Revived Memphis has about the most arcane, varied city skylines anywhere. Composed of half a dozen true high-rise buildings and a few…

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