Memphis Heritage Clean-Up March 5th

This Saturday Memphis Heritage will be holding a clean-up from10 am-4 pm at Howard Hall.  For more information, please visit the Memphis Heritage website. 2011 Youth and Architecture Art Competition Memphis Heritage, Inc. is proud to announce the  8th Architecture and Our Youth Design Competition for 4th – 12th grade level youth in Shelby County. Participants are asked to explore historic buildings and spaces around them through...

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Reactions from Johannesburg, 
South Africa

I was distressed to see online in your June LampLighter issue that one of John Gaisford’s beautiful buildings [the Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church on the corner of Union and Cooper] may be demolished to make way for a chain drugstore. John Gaisford was the brother of my grandmother, and he was a well-respected architect. He was born the son of a carpenter and builder in Warminster, Wiltshire, England on October 6, 1875. In...

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Drugstores take over historic corners and neighborhoods have had enough

By Robert Tom [singlepic id=247 w=320 h=240 float=right]The vacant Union Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic building on the National Register of Historic Places, sits under a sales contract with CVS Caremark drugstores. CVS Caremark Corp. runs a chain of over 7,000 CVS drugstores throughout the country. Walgreens recently purchased the Ike’s Pharmacy across the street setting up a competitive confrontation. The dilemma...

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