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The Great Memphis Flood of 2011

Memphis Flood 2011 47.19 Beale St (7)

Riverside Drive and Beale Street

Friday,  May 27, the Mississippi River at Memphis dropped below the flood stage of 34 feet for the first time since April 26, 2011.  The picture above was taken at the River’s crest of 47.8 feet, the second highest in recorded history.  The area still has a massive cleanup ahead.  Many homes are total losses, uninhabitable, or face extensive repairs.   Memphis seems to be returning back to normal, as evidenced by the reopening of Tom Lee park, which was inundated 2 weeks ago, for Memphis in May’s final event, the Sunset Symphony. Continue reading

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.

If you are interested in purchasing your piece of  Memphis’ history, I am real estate broker specializing in historic an in-town properties.  I  would be happy to assist you.

Picture of the Day – 1-40 Bridge

Memphis I-40 Bridge, originally uploaded by joespake.

Memphis I-40 Bridge – Shot from the roof of the Goodwyn building (19 stories) – Corner of Madison and Second, Downtown Memphis.
Some other nice roof views in my flickr stream.

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