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Union and Madison with Storyboard Memphis

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats with Mark Fleischer, the man behind Storyboard Memphis. We talk most about Union and Madison Avenues, so that makes this show another good ol’ piece of Memphis street history for ya! Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play When Mark first came […]

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Shotgun Houses

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast I educate Rebecca on Midtown Memphis’ favorite type of home – the quintessentially Southern shotgun house. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Shotgun houses can be found all over the south, including Memphis. First up, let’s understand the format of a shotgun house. […]

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Libertyland with John R. Stevenson

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Caitlin chats with John R. Stevenson all about everyone’s favorite bundle of fun – Libertyland! John just published a book about the park and we dive right into all the weird and wonderful things about this historic Memphis spot. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | […]

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Mid-Century Architecture in Memphis with Aften Locken

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The Life and Times of the French Quarter Hotel

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 […]

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From Barber & Beauty Shop to Restaurant

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 […]

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Libertyland: Memphis’ Amusement Park

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 […]

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Overton Key Art

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, […]