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Get to Know Us: Q&A with Rebecca and Caitlin

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In this episode, we ask each other questions about all sorts of random stuff. We learn how we got to Memphis and how one of us ended up in Shanghai. You’ll find out what our alternate careers might be and who Rebecca would want as her first guest if she had a talk show. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean …

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Sears Crosstown Part 5: Up in the Water Tower

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We slowly made our way past floor after floor, winding around what sometimes seemed like endless stairways, up, up, up, towards the water tower. We were a few floors down from the tower when Lisa paused to tell us a bit about the history of the most iconic part of the Crosstown building. The air was still and a bit …

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Sears Crosstown Part 4: Down the Chute

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In case you missed it, here’s where we’ve already been on out Sears Crosstown tour: Sears Crosstown Part 1: An Intro to the Tour Sears Crosstown Part 2: We’ve Entered the Building Sears Crosstown Part 3: The Machinery Room Today we’ll explore one of my favorite features of the Crosstown building – those giant chutes! The top floors of the …

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Sears Crosstown Part 3: The Machinery Room

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In case you’re just now joining our tour, here’s what we’ve already explored: Sears Crosstown Part 1: An Intro to the Tour Sears Crosstown Part 2: We’ve Entered the Building Today we’re heading into the machinery room, which will be demolished. I loved this room and the pictures everyone took. So today’s post is basically just a feast for the …

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Sears Crosstown Part 2: We’ve Entered the Building…

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It’s the post you’ve eagerly been waiting for where we take you along on one of the last tours of the Sears Crosstown building. If you haven’t been waiting eagerly you probably missed “Sears Crosstown: An Intro to the Tour” by Rebecca. We’re going to start our blog tour with a little introduction to the sheer size of the Sears …

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Sears Crosstown Part 1: An Intro to the Tour

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The Sears Crosstown building sits recognizably vacant and lonely at the corner of N. Parkway and N. Watkins. If today this building, which measures at 1.5 million square feet or the size of 27 football fields, could speak it would surely say it feels “different” or “not wanted” among all the residential homes and small shops surrounding it. However, there …

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Throwback Thursday: Sears Crosstown Cleaners

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Here’s a real Throwback Thursday post for ya! Snapped inside the Sears Crosstown building here in Memphis, this sign is a fun reminder of the history of this iconic building. It’s being completely revamped in the next few years which is really exciting. Until we all enjoy the updated digs for art, education, and health programs, here are some quick …