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RE: Memphis Landmarks
(04-29-2012 10:20 PM)Cletus Wrote:  [Image: 2680869840_a4286f2713_o.jpg]
Plaza Theater, Circa 1989

The current renovations on it completely take away the look of ever being a movie theater. Had some good times there in the day.
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Memphis Plan - Circa 1819

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Looking west on Madison Avenue in Downtown Memphis, with a view towards the Customs House, now the University of Memphis, School of Law

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Gayoso Hotel - Circa 1870

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Sewer Map - Circa 1880

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"Main Street, Memphis" - Circa 1906

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"Main Street north from Gayoso Avenue." Hotel Gayoso and flower shop next door. Memphis - Circa 1910.
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RE: Memphis Landmarks
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RE: Memphis Landmarks
(05-09-2012 10:36 AM)Cletus Wrote:  [color=#000000][Image: 558px-Memphis_Plan_1819.jpg]

Memphis Plan - Circa 1819

Cletus, do you know if this is available anywhere in more detail?
05-14-2012 10:14 AM
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RE: Memphis Landmarks
(05-14-2012 10:14 AM)Phillip26r Wrote:  
(05-09-2012 10:36 AM)Cletus Wrote:  [color=#000000][Image: 558px-Memphis_Plan_1819.jpg]

Memphis Plan - Circa 1819

Cletus, do you know if this is available anywhere in more detail?

If you have a free day check out the Memphis and Shelby County room at the Main library on Poplar.

http://www.memphislibrary.org/history/memshe1.htm
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Menu from the old Knickerbocker Restaurant next to the Seesel's at Poplar and Perkins.

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old signage for Yosemite Sam's, Overton Square that opened in 1972

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Confederate Park, Riverfront - Memphis, TN, Circa 1900

old photo with handwritten note on reverse: "The esplanade near the Mississippi River in Memphis"

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The Knickerbocker menu....outstanding Cletus. When I was a kid, I always wanted mom and dad to take me to that "fancy" restaurant. Check out those prices back then.
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Yosemite Sam's is in the process of being changed to a midtown Local. Pretty excited about having a Local in the midtown area.
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RE: Memphis Landmarks
(06-11-2012 01:21 PM)k2tigers Wrote:  The Knickerbocker menu....outstanding Cletus. When I was a kid, I always wanted mom and dad to take me to that "fancy" restaurant. Check out those prices back then.

Well done, Cletus. First ate there 41 years ago when I was 13. My dad would take me there when I would help him make his Memphis run during the summer and we would go out to eat with his customers.

Great memory.

Memphis had some of the best locally owned restaurants in the country back then.
06-13-2012 06:33 AM
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This is not a landmark per se but in the early 70's I can remember listening to Rick Dees doing Wyeth Chandler impressions and Master Sgt. DeBubba MacBubba and other characters on his morning radio show. You could watch other cars on their way to work and know they were listening to Rick because everyone would be laughing at the same time. Funny stuff.
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RE: Memphis Landmarks
(06-13-2012 06:33 AM)TG4 Wrote:  
(06-11-2012 01:21 PM)k2tigers Wrote:  The Knickerbocker menu....outstanding Cletus. When I was a kid, I always wanted mom and dad to take me to that "fancy" restaurant. Check out those prices back then.

Well done, Cletus. First ate there 41 years ago when I was 13. My dad would take me there when I would help him make his Memphis run during the summer and we would go out to eat with his customers.

Great memory.

Memphis had some of the best locally owned restaurants in the country back then.


Regarding those locally owned restaurants, here is what I remember and experienced..

Knickerbocker, of course
Pete & Sams - still there
Luau - TIKI
Four Flames - on Madison I think
Justine's - simply the best place in town at the time, IMO
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RE: Memphis Landmarks
(06-11-2012 01:21 PM)k2tigers Wrote:  The Knickerbocker menu....outstanding Cletus. When I was a kid, I always wanted mom and dad to take me to that "fancy" restaurant. Check out those prices back then.

It was such a event for our family that I remember going there twice. The kids had to drink water due to the expense. It was a sad day for me when I saw it was no longer in business.
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Christmas wonderland in the basement at Goldsmith's downtown back in the 40's, 50's and 60's. The entire basement area was used to create a fantasy for both young and old. Can't remember when it began or when they discontinued the Christmas display but it was a major draw every year. And the line for a picture with Santa was very long. I just did some research and found that the Enchanted Forest display was moved to the AgriCenter for several years. It grew so large it became difficult to staff with volunteers with the skills to keep it running. It was moved to the Pink Palace where it is now displayed and maintained. I will make it a point next Christmas to go see it.
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Debbie Hawkins was so hot she would fill the ice cream cone and turn to hand it to you at the window and it would have melted by the time she got it to you.
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(01-01-2011 02:16 PM)Cletus Wrote:  Central Train Station

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This view is of Calhoun Street, ca. 1913, looking east toward the station.

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This Oct. 1914 view of Central Station still shows the construction company sign.

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Close-up of the Train Board at Grand Central Station. Trains of IC, RI, and Y&MV are listed.

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This view looks down on the train sheds in Oct. 1914.

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Family owned the restaurant in Central Station till the trains traffic fell off and had to close the doors. Up till 10 years ago still has a few of the large milkshake glasses.
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Flag on top of building look familiar?
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(06-18-2012 01:32 PM)ByrdDogX Wrote:  [Image: 134.jpg]

I used to work at 495 Union Ave. in Advertising during the early 70's the building originally was a Ford Motor Co. manufacturing plant.

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(03-03-2010 03:04 PM)ByrdDogX Wrote:  
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I went there once and only once. 04-jawdrop

I used to go every time I got word that Jerry Lee was going to play. It was less than a mile from my office.
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