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

Lone Star Concrete
 
Lone Star Concrete near Poplar Avenue & Front Street
? - 2012
 
The Lone Star Concrete plant along the riverfront will be demolishedIt may be an industrial site but dressed up with a Memphis neon sign with a special logo of a guitar in the place of the letter "i" in Memphis, Lone Star Concrete was a landmark which was among the noteable sights as one approached the city from the west on Interstate 40. The addition of the sign was a very effective mitigation of a less than appealing sight on the front door of the city. In fact, for some, it may have become a welcoming feature. The City of Memphis has paid $13.5-million for the property and is in the process of demolishing the concrete plant. The area will become a 7-acre greenspace park. Demolition began September 20, 2012. The iconic Memphis signs are being preserved by the city for a future use.

Lone Star Concrete will develop a new plant on President's Island as a replacement to the one at the city's front  door.



Lone Star Concrete

Below is a photo taken September 25, 2012, showing demolition has begun at the old Lone Star facility.