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My first Memphis antebellum home sale

Live in the heart of the city

Memphis is not as old as some of the other famous Southern towns or even some of its less famous suburbs.  Antebellum homes are pretty rare.  It was a pleasure to work with Shelley and Mike on the purchase of  a circa 1854 home in the Uptown neighborhood.

Stacey Wiedower tells the story of Mike and Shelley’s move from New Mexico/Wyoming to inner city Memphis in her feature article in today’s Commercial Appeal.

I love working with buyers and sellers of unusual and historic properties in Downtown, Midtown, and East Memphis.  Contact me if I can help you.

In a Real City (revisited)

Still no progress on collapsed building at 118 Madison

On July 5, I posted In a Real City addressing the 3 month closing of Madison Avenue in the heart of Downtown.

Excerpt from In a Real City, posted 7/5/2011
Late in March of this year, the Commercial Appeal reported the roof collapsed at 118 Madison, a 4-story Downtown building, between Main and Second.  Due to potential dangers from the structure, the Fire Department closed the street.  Two months later, in early June, Center City Commission President Paul Morris caught some criticism for saying that a “real city” would not let a collapsed building block the Downtown Trolley for more than two months.

This is a 7/5/11 photo taken of the progress of repairs on 118 Madison.

Madison Closing 7-5

Progress on 118 Madison - 7/7/11 - 3 months after collapse

To the casual observer, little, if any, progress has been made in the last month.   Continue reading

County Commission allows freedom of tweets

Like it or not, Twitter has become a part of the universal lexicon.  Tweeting has been popularized by techies, commentators, and celebrities.  It is almost impossible to get through a telivision show anymore without some mention of the 140 character mini-blogging platform.

Some of the members of the Shelby County Commission had a problem with Commissioner Mike Carpenter (@mikecarpenter1) tweeting during Commission meetings – giving constituents insight, updates and humor, real time.  Twitter is the source of a large portion of breaking news, and media outlets monitor public figures for news leads and scoops; so it stands to reason that Carpenter’s and other politicians like City Councilman Shea Flinn’s (@FlinnShady)   tweets would be monitored and reported on by media.

Maybe it rubbed some political folks the wrong way when the media picked up and reported some of Carpenter’s humor that reflected badly on one of the ‘burbs.  You can read the whole story in the Commercial Appeal.

Put to a Commission vote, freedom of tweets won out 6-4, so Carpenter’s followers will continue to be able to follow his meeting tweets.  The CA’s poll associated with their article Should members of the Shelby County Commission be allowed to tweet during meetings? was at 83% NO at the time of this post.

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