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Sometimes the best things fall through the cracks

Crockett Technical H.S. Yearbook page

Crockett Technical H.S. Yearbook page - 1923

The older I get the more I appreciate history, especially historical pictures.  The kind of pictures that end up in drawers somewhere, eventually to be thrown out with the trash.  Some folks keep those scraps that tie together generations.  If we are lucky, they share their collections.

A friend introduced me to memphistechhigh.com last week.  Gene Gill (Memphis Tech Class of 1951) has put together an unbeliveably comprehensive collection of information about Memphis Technical High School.  His collections about the school would put any archivist at the Memphis Board of Education to shame.  There is even a scan of every year book (with the exception of 1924) dating back to the school’s beginnings in 1911.  If you are a Tech alum or if you had any friends at Tech during its days as a high school, stop now and go to memphistechhigh.com  (I’ll wait – enjoy!). 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.

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