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RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 04-03-2012 07:40 PM

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Court Square - Circa 1950s -Looking toward Main at King Cotton Hotel, Walgreen's Drug's, & National Shirt Shops.

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Court Square - Circa 1910's

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Madison Avenue at Second Street, Memphis, TN, March 1952
- Memphis Light, Gas & Water
- WMC
- Britling Cafeteria
- Anderton's Oyster Bar - Sea Food - 151 Madison
- Model Hatters & Cleaners - Shoe Rebuilders
- The Krystal - Hamburgers "Take Along A Sack Full"
- Kodak's Central Photo Supply Co.
- Portnoy's Men's Wear
- J.B. Simpson Inc. Custom Tailors
- Goodman Bldg




RE: Memphis Landmarks - Redbanksdog - 04-03-2012 11:16 PM

(04-03-2012 12:01 PM)dan o Wrote:  
(04-03-2012 10:38 AM)umim Wrote:  
(04-02-2012 04:04 PM)dan o Wrote:  Many, many good memories and BBQ from the old Leonard's. That was our high school [South Side] hang out after the football games.

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We [Scrappers] were undefeated in 1960.

Here is some old footage of games that year:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MemphisScrappers#g/u

I played ball for South Side it was a little later. 70's. I remember looking at the Trophies from days gone by. 04-cheers


RE: Memphis Landmarks - dan o - 04-04-2012 07:00 AM

(04-03-2012 11:16 PM)Redbanksdog Wrote:  I played ball for South Side it was a little later. 70's. I remember looking at the Trophies from days gone by. 04-cheers

Back at you04-cheers


RE: Memphis Landmarks - Paragould Flash - 04-04-2012 08:58 AM

Scrapers.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - dan o - 04-04-2012 09:13 AM

(04-04-2012 08:58 AM)Paragould Flash Wrote:  Scrapers.

Watch it now. Us "Scrappers" are every where.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - ByrdDogX - 04-04-2012 11:03 AM

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - neillis - 04-04-2012 02:38 PM

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Correct me if I am wrong, but this picture looks to have been taken from the Porter building. What would that make the taller building in background right, then?


RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 04-04-2012 06:48 PM

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Court Square, Memphis, Tenn. - postcard mailed 1905

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Court Square, Memphis, Tenn. - postcards mailed 1912 and 1921
Sign on top of that building is for the The Shop of Culture department, or at least clothing, store.

Here's an article on a window dresser at The Shop of Culture: books.google.com/books?id=mPtYAAAAYAAJ&lpg=RA3-PA77&a...

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1906 Postcard - Approaching the Wharf

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Memphis Trust Co. Building, Memphis, TN Circa 1906
later became the Leader Building & Loan Building



RE: Memphis Landmarks - KRB - 04-05-2012 12:38 PM

Leonards was the hangout, and the Scrappers were always tough in those days.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - Paragould Flash - 04-06-2012 01:01 PM

(04-04-2012 09:13 AM)dan o Wrote:  
(04-04-2012 08:58 AM)Paragould Flash Wrote:  Scrapers.

Watch it now. Us "Scrappers" are every where.

I didn't mean to misspell Scrappers. Sorry. I know a few. One was a friend who passed away last month.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 04-06-2012 01:10 PM

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label: "I.W. Harper Whiskey - vatted and blended - Kelly Bros. 1499 Lamar Boulevard, Memphis, Tenn."

Circa 1910?

Kelly Bros. must be the distributor



RE: Memphis Landmarks - kpigout - 04-06-2012 02:37 PM

(04-03-2012 12:01 PM)dan o Wrote:  
(04-03-2012 10:38 AM)umim Wrote:  
(04-02-2012 04:04 PM)dan o Wrote:  Many, many good memories and BBQ from the old Leonard's. That was our high school [South Side] hang out after the football games.

[Image: DSC00498.jpg]

We [Scrappers] were undefeated in 1960.

Here is some old footage of games that year:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MemphisScrappers#g/u

That would have been my school but we left the hood in 1965 and moved to the Messick area. We lived off Mississippi Blvd on Palermo.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - dan o - 04-06-2012 08:18 PM

(04-06-2012 02:37 PM)kpigout Wrote:  
(04-03-2012 12:01 PM)dan o Wrote:  
(04-03-2012 10:38 AM)umim Wrote:  
(04-02-2012 04:04 PM)dan o Wrote:  Many, many good memories and BBQ from the old Leonard's. That was our high school [South Side] hang out after the football games.

[Image: DSC00498.jpg]

We [Scrappers] were undefeated in 1960.

Here is some old footage of games that year:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MemphisScrappers#g/u

That would have been my school but we left the hood in 1965 and moved to the Messick area. We lived off Mississippi Blvd on Palermo.

Understand completely


RE: Memphis Landmarks - mairving - 04-06-2012 09:26 PM

Ah, the memories...




RE: Memphis Landmarks - geosnooker2000 - 04-07-2012 12:17 AM

One thing I've noticed after looking through this thread, of the buildings that were torn down or burned down, this town had a LOT of Richadsonian Romanesque. It is an Architectural style founded by H. H. Richardson, and has gone out of style due to the high cost of the usually highly rusticated base involved.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 04-07-2012 11:12 AM

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Goodwyn Institute @ 127 Madison Ave. and Jims Place No. 1, Memphis, TN

The Goodwyn Institute was established in 1907 with proceeds from the estate of William Goodwyn. Mr. Goodwyn wanted to provide “information on practical and useful subjects…beneficial in life” to the youth of Memphis. The Institute presented a series of free lecturers on subjects like travel, science, and literature. In an era without television and Internet, the Goodwyn lecture provided intellectual and cultural entertainment for people of all ages.

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 04-27-2012 11:56 AM

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Sts. Peter & Paul (commonly called St. Peter) Catholic Church, 190 Adams Ave.

traces its origins to the fall of 1840 when Bishop Richard Miles, O.P., the first Bishop of Nashville, appointed Father Michael McAleer as the first pastor of St. Peter. Just one year after the first Catholic mass was celebrated in the parlor of the adjacent Magevny House, the parish opened its doors. The oldest Roman Catholic parish in the region; the present structure is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Memphis.

On October 29, 1841, John S. Claybrook, trustee of Judge John Overton's estate, conveyed block 409 of the original plan of Memphis to Bishop Miles. As a partial donation, the price was made a nominal $500.00, which was generously subscribed by a number of Protestant Memphians as a gift to the Catholic community. In the summer of 1842 a brick church, 30 by 70 feet, was begun. It was completed the following year, reportedly at a cost of $5000.00. Rev. Joseph Sadoc Alemany, O.P. was named the new pastor in 1846 and later became the first Provincial of United States Dominicans, then the first Bishop of Monterey, California, and, finally, was appointed as the first archbishop of San Francisco. The Dominican Order has served continuously at St. Peter since 1846.

Construction of the present church began in 1852 around the intact older original sanctuary and was completed in 1855. Once built, parts of the original church were dismantled and carried out the doors, piece by piece. The new church was dedicated by Bishop Miles in 1858.

With its vaulted ceilings, Gothic characteristics and upward thrusting arches, St. Peter Church is a historical masterpiece and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by Patrick Charles Keely, an eminent architect, the church's beautiful, stained glass windows narrate the events in the life of Christ and several saints. The beauty of the church is magnified by the Casavant Organ located in the choir loft.

The church has had multiple expansions throughout its many years beginning with the construction of the present rectory in 1873, followed by the addition of the Crystal Room and former chapel in 1891. In 2001, a new 3-story building added six classrooms, parish hall with kitchen, choir room and other meeting facilities, all handicapped accessible.

A new chapel houses the national Shrine of St. Martin de Porres, a sixteenth-century Dominican and the patron saint of social justice. The Shrine is open daily for prayer and also sponsors various events throughout the year.



RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 04-27-2012 01:21 PM

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Calvary Church Interior

Calvary Episcopal Church, located at 102 North Second Street at Adams Avenue, in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States, is an historic Episcopal church, founded August 6, 1832 by the Rev. Thomas Wright. The nave (consecrated May 12, 1844) is the oldest public building in continuous use in the city of Memphis and was designed by Calvary's second Rector, The Rev. Philip Alston. There were several later additions: a tower in 1848, the chancel in 1881, the Parish Hall in 1903, and the Education Building in 1992.[2][3] As Calvary Episcopal Church and Parish House, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

The education wing houses the Calvary Place Child Care Center, which serves working parents in downtown Memphis. Since 1928, the volunteer-run Waffle Shop has provided downtown Memphians with a simple weekday lunch during the season of Lent. The profits support outreach ministries of congregations throughout the city.



RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 04-29-2012 03:15 PM

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The first Kress store was opened in Memphis, TN. Founded by Samuel Kress in 1896, S. H. Kress & Co. became a prominent five-and-dime chain known for its abundance of reasonably priced merchandise, as well as for its beautiful buildings located in the downtown districts of cities across the country. The Kress company's strong commitment to architectural excellence led it to form its own architectural division, charged with overseeing all aspects of store design.

Samuel Kress was a collector of fine art, who took great pride in his company's buildings. He viewed his stores as architectural gifts to the communities in which they were located. Known for erecting expensive buildings and using the finest materials, Kress constructed stores that were typically more elaborate than those of its competitors. During the Depression, Kress took advantage of falling labor and construction prices to build some of its most elaborate buildings, called "superstores."



RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 04-29-2012 10:20 PM

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Loews Palace Theater, Tn Circa 1985

Taken sometime around 1985. The Loews had fallen on hard times.
Notice that Albert King is listed on the side of the marquee. "Born Under A Bad Sign" indeed.

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The Loews Palace during demolition. Circa 1986

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Plaza Theater, Circa 1989