A debate as old as the area itself, defining its geographic borders remains as elusive as ever (Originally written in the fall of 2018; updated…Read More Memphis, What’s Your Midtown?
Ford Motor Company recently announced plans to build its Blue Oval City manufacturing plant at the Megasite of West Tennessee, a $5.6 billion investment on…Read More Memphis Ford Plant: Back to the Future
Planning leaders discuss the rezoning of this auto-centric corridor and new approaches to improving livability along major commercial thoroughfares like Lamar, including Summer and Union…Read More Lamar Avenue Rezoning, Neighborhood Revitalization
A History of Memphis’ Most Maligned Street “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner’s famous line, from his 1951 novel Requiem…Read More Union Avenue Anthology. Part I, The Plan of Memphis: 1783-1827
A History of Memphis’ Most Maligned Street INTRODUCTION Union Avenue. The very name strikes shudders and grumblings among drivers, pedestrians and business owners alike. Today’s…Read More Union Avenue Anthology. Introduction: Where have you gone, Union Avenue?
By Mark Fleischer “The corner store has a mythic place in our view of American cities. Mythic because, in most cities, they exist only in…Read More The Neighborhood Corner Store
Profile #2 in StoryBoard’s look at progress in historic preservation over the last decade HISTORIC PRESERVATION By Charlie Lambert Usually referred to as the Nineteenth…Read More Off the Endangered List: The Nineteenth Century Club
Cover photo by Fred Toma. NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD Idlewild’s Expansion Affirms Commitment to Community, Once Again By Margot Payne Midtown, Before Midtown When you think of…Read More Idlewild Presbyterian: A Congregation’s Sense of Place
By Dane Forlines If your spell checker is like mine, “walkability” will usually be underscored with a squiggly red line. You won’t find it in…Read More What do we mean when we talk about “Walkability?”
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…Read More Memphis and Central Gardens During The Preservation Era