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Landmark and Legend
Memphis, TN
Here we note legends-in-their-own-time and landmarks as they transition into history


 
Anderton's East building
c1930 - 2009
 
The Commercial Appeal reports on November 3, 2009 that the last remnants of the building that was once was the landmark Anderton's restaurant at 1901 Madison Avenue is actively being torn down. Only the facade remained as of the date of its final demise. The building is believed to date back to the 1930s. Perhaps the restaurant, however, is why it was a Memphis landmark. Anderton's East, which opened in 1956, was a popular and very well known establishment. The restaurant had opened in 1945 at another location. Robert Anderton was 72 years old when he said as hard as it was to do to close Anderton's East where all his friends were, it was time. The last meals were served on New Year's Eve, 2005. Mr. Anderton died January 29, 2009.

An office of the real estate firm Crye-Leike will be built at the location. According to the newspaper, managers of the firm said they tried to save the facade but that doing so turned out to be too costly.

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