Buildings worth saving?

147 Jefferson Plaza Building

Last week, the Center City Commission released its top 10 list of Downtown Memphis buildings – unused, vacant and ripe for redevelopment.  I have, in the past or in the last week, photographed these buildings, and there are some I would definitely leave off my top 10 list.

Here’s the list from the CCC:

  • Sterick Building, 8 N. Third
  • Sears Building, 495 N. Watkins (pardon me, but this is a Midtown eyesore, not part of Downtown)
  • Woolworth Building, 107 S. Main
  • Tennessee Brewery, 495, Tennessee
  • Goyer-Lee House, 690 Adams
  • Alabaster Building, 678 Beale
  • 147 Jefferson Plaza, 147 Jefferson
  • Nylon Net Building, 7 Vance
  • Toof Building, 195 Madison
  • Hickman Building, 240 Madison

What do you think of the list?  What should be added or removed? Since this is a photo blog, I will be posting photos of these buildings over the next few days.  I’d like to hear what you think.

Alabaster Building - 678 Beale

I hope you have some buildings worth saving to add to the list.

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Joe Spake is a Memphis-based Real Estate Broker and Consultant. He blogs at Joe Spake's Weblog and Memphis Real Estate Buzz. Joe's Social Network.