Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace"

Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace" (HM1F6B)

Location: Memphis, TN 38111 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.452', W 89° 57.6'

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Clarence Saunders, whose self-service groceries were followed by modern supermarkets, started construction of this building for his home in 1922. It was incomplete when he lost an epic Stock Exchange battle. Developers who bought the grounds gave the structure to the City of Memphis and in 1930 it became the municipal museum.
HM NumberHM1F6B
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceHome
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed1972
Placed ByWest Tennessee Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:57pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionCentrally located on the front lawn by the main gate entrance.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 230262 N 3890827
Decimal Degrees35.12420000, -89.96000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.452', W 89° 57.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 27.1200" N, 89° 57' 36.0000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)901
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?Yes
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3050 Central Ave, Memphis TN 38111, US
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