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Mid-Century Architecture in Memphis with Aften Locken

In Podcast by Caitlin L. Horton0 Comments

Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Aften takes us back to the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s – very important in understanding mid-century modern architecture. Then, she schools us on how to recognize key aspects of these structures… Here’s a hint: Does it look like it’s from The Jetsons? It’s probably mid-mod! Some of her favorites in Memphis …

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The Life and Times of the French Quarter Hotel

In Midtown by Brenda Wilkerson7 Comments

In 1983, the corner of Madison and Cooper was home to a popular supper club called Solomon Alfred’s (formerly Godfathers). The club’s owner, plastic surgeon Dr. Garnett Murphy, thought the property might be better suited to a boutique-style hotel. He partnered with successful local hotel developers Ron Kirkpatrick (Sr. and Jr.), Don Pemberton, and Tom Talley. Inspired by the Lagniappe …

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From Barber & Beauty Shop to Restaurant

In Midtown by Caitlin L. Horton0 Comments

One of Memphis’ favorite restaurants and brunch locations, The Beauty Shop, was once known as Atkins Beauty and Barbershop. Atkins served both men and women in his establishment, complete with a shoe shine station and everything. From what we’ve been told, it was THE place to go in Cooper-Young.   The main barber and hair stylist continued on even after …

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Libertyland: Memphis’ Amusement Park

In Midtown by Caitlin L. Horton9 Comments

I’m pleased to bring you a guest post by John Stevenson on Libertyland today. Even if you spent your childhood at the park, this post is sure to bring back lots of memories. Or if you’re like me and didn’t get to Memphis in time to truly experience the park you’ll get a small taste of what a wonderful little …

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Overton Key Art

In Midtown by Rebecca Phillips0 Comments

One of the best parts of living where I live, is it is in walking distance to Overton Square. For the past year, when days are not cold and dreary, I have enjoyed venturing over to the square to see its progression into a little land of great mirth. I’ve observed a parking garage ascend, new artwork cover walls, new …