Designer believes in “right plant in the right place”
Mar21

Designer believes in “right plant in the right place”

by Kim Halyak This is the third in a series of interviews with Memphis landscape designers. We hope these articles inspire you to create beautiful and functional gardens that best meet your family needs. This month’s designer is Tom Pellett, a well-respected, well-known, much-sought-after garden designer in the Mid-South. Additionally, he occasionally offers a class on “small garden design”, leads garden tours, speaks at numerous...

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Rehabbed CY Queen Anne reflects charms of its owners
Mar21

Rehabbed CY Queen Anne reflects charms of its owners

By Sharron Johnson CHARM, CHARM with a side of CHARM. That describes 2053 Oliver. How fortunate for all of the surrounding neighbors to enjoy the view. Speaking of view, anyone know or remember what a view finder is? Well, it was a device that you would put up to your eyes like binoculars, and you could click through a wheel of tiny photos. The photos came to life as if you were right there in full technicolor. The photos were a view...

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In its infancy, medical professionals nurtured Cooper-Young, residents
Mar21

In its infancy, medical professionals nurtured Cooper-Young, residents

In the 1970s, local preservationists and authors Peggy Jemison and Virginia Dunaway embarked on a project for the Metropolitan Interfaith Association (MIFA) to document the histories of eight historic Memphis neighborhoods, including Cooper-Young. Published in 1980, their work was the first real history of the area, which at the time was in a state of decay. Thirty years later, with the neighborhood having undergone a dramatic...

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Landmarks year in the works

Since July of last year, a committee of your neighbors has been meeting to explore the creation of a Landmarks District in Cooper-Young. Most of the communities surrounding Cooper-Young are already enjoy this designation, conveyed by the city’s Landmarks Commission as a historic preservation measure. Because of this, Central Gardens, Rozelle-Annesdale, and Glenview, among others, have an extra layer of protection from demolitions and...

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By-laws revisions come up for vote

While the Cooper-Young Community Association strives for consistency, it is occasionally necessary to update the organization’s by-laws so that they are reflective of current structure, abilities, and technological resources. In 2016, the CYCA Board of Directors reviewed and proposed revisions to the organization’s by-laws; we have also consulted with legal counsel to further improve this document. Voting for these proposed changes...

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