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Clayborn Temple – February, 2013

Clayborn Temple - 2-2013 by joespake
Clayborn Temple – 2-2013, a photo by joespake on Flickr.

Sadly, the historic Clayborn Temple continues to deteriorate, waiting for a buyer to emerge. Will it be saved from the wrecking ball?

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

Zombies on the move tonight in Downtown Memphis

The Fifth Annual Memphis Zombie Massacre

Memphis Zombies
Memphis Zombies converge on South Main this evening (May 27,2011) for the 5th Memphis Zombie Massacre.  The mass lurch kicks of at Ernestine & Hazel’s at 6:30.  It’s Trolley Night, so there will be lots of  non-zombies in the crowd, some marked with a duct tape X to indicate their willingness to be zombified.  The route will be north on Main, then west to terrorize Beale Street.  If you want to participate, there’s more info at the Memphis Zombies site.

Here is my video from last year’s massacre:

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