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Downtown Memphis: Elvis Birthday Concert, Battle of the Bands, Karoke

Don’t miss any of the fun going ons  in Downtown Memphis over the next 7 days.  Go to Living it Up in Downtown for details.

Jack Tucker Alley

Cyndy Grivich Tucker unveils the alley sign

In the 1970’s  the new county jail at 201 Poplar had a higher population than Downtown Memphis. Jack Tucker was a major player in the re-birth of Downtown living, before the development of Mud Island and the South Bluff, Tucker was a force for for urban living and urban design.  Yesterday, the alley that runs behind Tucker’s home in the Tympani Condominiums, was dedicated as Jack Tucker Alley, in honor of Tucker’s contribution to Downtown.  Those who knew and loved Downtown knew and loved Jack, who passed away last April.

Here are some more pictures from the dedication (Click on the gallery shots for full-size/full-frame images):

Tribute to dead mall also offers “lost Memphis” topics

The Marketplace of the Mid-South

I was looking up something about Memphis when I ran across a link to http://lostmemphis.com in a Wikipedia article.  The link takes you to a page of http://mallofmemphis.org, a tribute to Memphis’s flagship shopping mall.  The site is a captivating historical piece presenting a thorough story of the mall from its beginnings to its ultimate demise and demolition. So I was stuck there for quite a while looking at pictures and reading about the mall in a format that could very well be the website of a fully operational mall.

Lost Memphis

I was really looking for the Lost Memphis section, but the icy weather lent itself to staying indoors and finding interesting stuff on the Internet the Lost Memphis section is wiki driven.  Just a few of the topics are:

  • Baptist Hospital
  • Chisca Hotel
  • Claridge Hotel
  • Cybill Shepherd Childhood Home
  • EH Crump Stadium
  • Ellis Auditorium
  • Goodwyn Institute Building
  • Happy Hal’s Fun House
  • Hotel King Cotton
  • Kress Building
  • Malibu Grand Prix
  • MagicLand
  • Giant Memphis Shoe
  • Mud Island
  • Russwood Park
  • Sterick Building
  • Sears Crosstown
  • LibertyLand
  • The Zippin Pippin
  • Tennessee Brewery
  • Union Station
  • Mud Island PT Boat
  • Main Street Mall
  • MerryMobile
  • Number 1 Beale
  • Maywood
  • Adventure River
  • Enchanted Forest
    (and many, many more)

Whether you are new to Memphis, or an Old-timer like me, you will definitely find something interesting here.

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