Landmark and Legend
Memphis, Tennessee

Here we note legends-in-their-own-time and landmarks as they transition into history — and now also a listing of threatened landmarks!
This site was last updated  September 13, 2017
If you know of a landmark that is about to fade into history, you may nominate it for inclusion here by sending information to Landmark and Legend. Alphabetical Table of Contents
Gone
Going
Threatened
Historic Tours, Lectures, Meetings, Etc.

Imperial Bowling Lanes


Sears building at Laurelwood


Richardson/Central Towers, Univ. of Memphis

Kroger midtown, formerly Seessel's
Kroger/Seessel's building, Union Ave.


Kenrick Hall, Christian Brothers Universit


French Quarter Inn

UTCHS Randolph Hall
Univ. of Tenn. Randolph Hall

The Belvedere of Midtown
Belvedere Apartments - Trousseau -Kroger

Greyhound bus station, downtown Memphis
Greyhound bus station,
203 Union Avenue



Kroger, Poplar Plaza, south side

Visibility of the Memphis International Airport Terminal
Memphis International Airport Terminal Visibility


Hi-Tone Cafe, live music venue & cafe

Easy Way grocery, 80 North Main Street
Easy-Way grocery, 80 N. Main St.

Lonestar Concrete
Lone Star Concrete

Cleaborn Homes
Cleaborn Homes

2100 Union Avenue
2100 Union Avenue

Pyramid Dedication Bricks
Pyramid Dedication Bricks

Some buildings in Poplar Plaza are to be razed for a new, larger Kroger grocery.
Poplar Plaza Addition, Prescott Street Strip


Fortner Furniture/BoJo's Antique Mall clock
Fortner Furniture/BoJo's

The 1977 Air Traffic Control tower at Memphis International Airport.
The 1977 Air Traffic Control Tower at Memphis International Airport

Mason branch, YMCA, Memphis
Alfred D. Mason YMCA

Highland Street Church of Christ
Highland Street Church of Christ

Photograph not available
T. H. Hayes & Sons Funeral Home

Whitehaven Plaza
Whitehaven Plaza Shopping Center
Various original buildings


Union Avenue Methodist Church
Union Avenue Methodist Church Building

The Fairgrounds
The Fairgounds

Anderton’s East restaurant
Anderton’s East restaurant

Poplar Tunes record shop, 308 Poplar Ave., Memphis
Poplar Tunes

Libertyland
Libertyland

Mid-South Fair in Memphis
Mid-South Fair in Memphis

Baptist Memorial Hospital, Medical Center
Baptist Memorial Hospital, Medical Center

Sweetbriar (Ridgeway Trace) Apartments,
Sweetbriar (Ridgeway Trace) Apartments

Memphis Mental Health Institute
Memphis Mental Health Institute

Benihana Restaurant, distinctive architecture
Benihana Restaurant, pagoda architecture

West Hall, University of Memphis
West Hall, University of Memphis

University Center, University of Memphis
University Center, (Student Center), University of Memphis

Photo not available: Crump Stadium
Crump Stadium



Foote Homes


Evergreen Presbyterian Church













Aretha Franklin birthplaces


Nathan B. Forrest statue & graves


Allen Steam Plant


Heartbreak Hotel


Tennessee Brewery




Raleigh Springs Mall

Highland Street branch, Memphis Public Library
Highland Street branch,
Memphis Public Library


Prospect Elementary School also (MCS South Area Office)
Prospect Elementary School

Longview Middle School
Longview Middle School

UTCHS Feurt Building
Univ. of Tenn. Feurt Building

UTCHS Beale Building
Univ. of Tenn. Beale Building

Mid-South Coliseum, Fairgrounds
Mid-South Coliseum


The Rowland J. Darnell House
Rowland J. Darnell House


Scottish Rite Building

Sterick Building
Sterick Building


Riverfront Cobblestone Landing


Anderson-Coward House
(Justine's Restaurant)


part of the public Promenade in Memphis
Public Promenade on the
Mississippi River Bluff


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Memphis Downtown
Then & Now



Memphis Heritage has provided a wonderful display of downtown Memphis photographs from the past and comparable photos from the same vantage point as it looks now. If you are downtown it's worth dropping into the front hallway connecting the Convention Center and the Performing Arts Center to see the exhibit. It may well be worth a trip downtown to see the photos and enjoy the many amenities the area has to offer.


 



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Don't miss the Jimmy Ogle walking tours of historic downtown Memphis!
JimmyOgle.com
Jimmy Ogle shares history tidbits with a group
  • Autumn, 2017 Schedule
  • September 21 - noon, Shelby County Courthouse tour (meet at steps on southwest corner of building)
  • October 3, 11:45 a.m. - The Great Union Avenue Manhole Cover & History Tour (meet at the Cotton Museum, Main St. & Union Ave.)
  • October 10, 11:45 a.m. - Pinch District (meet at Westy's, 346 North Main)
  • October 17, 11:45 a.m. - South Front Street (meet at Hotel Chisca, Main St. & Linden Ave.)
  • October 19  - noon, Shelby County Courthouse tour (meet at steps on southwest corner of building)
  • October 21 - Court Square & Surroundings (meet at Hebe Fountain in Court Square)
  • October 24, 11:45 a.m. - BB King Blvd (meet at Sterick Building, B.B. King (3rd St.) & Madison Ave.)
  • November 6, 6:06 p.m. - November 6th, 1934 Street Tour  (meet at Elvis Presley Plaza on Beale Street).
  • November 17 - noon, Shelby County Courthouse tour (meet at steps on southwest corner of building)
  • December 21 - noon, Shelby County Courthouse tour (meet at steps on southwest corner of building)





Other web sites of related interest:
Memphis Heritage, Inc.
Memphis Landmarks Commission
Original Memphis
Friends for Our Riverfront
The Tennessee Preservation Trust
Jimmy Ogle Tours
Ask Vance