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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1F57_confederate-park_Memphis-TN.html
Opened in 1906 as part of the Memphis Park and Parkway System, Confederate Park commemorates the Battle of Memphis. When Confederate forces retreated to Mississippi after the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, unfortified Memphis became vulnerable to…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1726_the-first-lee-house_Memphis-TN.html
Built in 1869 by James Lee, Jr. (1832-1905), lawyer, riverman and leader in the development of Memphis, the first Lee House was designed by architect Joseph Willis. In this home of Italianate-Victorian design also lived James Lee, Sr. (1808-1889),…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1723_lansky-brothers_Memphis-TN.html
Lansky Brothers was founded in 1946 by Bernard and Guy Lansky with a $125 investment from their father, S. L. Lansky. The store began at 126 Beale Street as an army surplus store, but gradually changed to accommodate customers interested in a one-…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1722_former-criminal-courts-building_Memphis-TN.html
Designed by Jones & Furbringer, Architects, this building opened in 1925 as the Criminal Courts Building, housing two divisions of criminal court, a 300-bed county jail, and various offices. The limestone exterior features several design elements …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM171G_phi-beta-sigma-abram-langston-taylor_Memphis-TN.html
Phi Beta Sigma Native Tennessean Abram Langston Taylor, near this spot, 423 Beale Avenue, conceived the idea of establishing an international organization of college and professional men dedicated to "Culture for Service and Service For Humanit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM171F_mary-church-terrell_Memphis-TN.html
Born in Memphis in 1863, Mary Church Terrell was noted as a champion of human rights. The daughter of millionaire Robert Church, Sr., she was graduated from Oberlin College in 1884 and later made her home in Washington, D.C. In 1904, she was a del…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM171E_church-park_Memphis-TN.html
At this location Church Park and Auditorium was established in 1899 by Robert R. Church Sr., a Memphis business man and former slave, to provide recreational facilities for members of his race who had no other place to meet. Many famous Americans,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1703_sara-roberta-church_Memphis-TN.html
In 1952, Roberta Church became the first black woman in Memphis to be elected to public office and to the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee. She served as an official in the administrations of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. In 1987,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1701_the-blues-foundation_Memphis-TN.html
The Blues Foundation, the world's premier organization dedicated to honoring, preserving, and promoting the blues, was founded in Memphis in 1980. Mississippi-born performers and business professionals in the Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame outnum…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1700_chickasaw-trail_Memphis-TN.html
The main trail of the Chickasaws from their towns in Pontotoc, Miss., here reached the Bayou Gayoso after following roughly the line of Highway 78, Lamar Boulevard, and Marshall Street.
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