A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis

A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis

by William Patton


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Need a practical, useful guide to downtown Memphis's historic streets, buildings and neighborhoods? Look no further than A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis. From Beale Street to the Bluffs, this guidebook covers all the essentials that no explorer of the River City should be without. Each chapter provides a map for a different section of downtown Memphis, guiding readers on a journey to the historic reaches of this modern city. The destinations may vary from classic theatres to barbeque joints, from churches to saloons, but the road always leads to another fascinating Memphis discovery. Perfect for out-of-town visitors or Memphians who need a helpful guide to showcase the attractions that make their hometown one of a kind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596299061
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Series: History and Guide Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 764,750
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Attorney and business owner Bill Patton is the founder of Memphis-based tour company Backbeat Tours (www.backbeattours.com). His poetry and short fiction has appeared in the Potomac Review and other journals. He lives in Midtown Memphis with his wife and two dogs.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 Beale Street 19

2 Front Street 43

3 Bluffs and Riverfront 61

4 Main Street 75

5 Court Square 89

6 Civic Memphis 101

7 Second and Third Streets 109

8 Victorian Village 123

9 Madison and Union Avenues 137

10 Pinch District-North Memphis 153

11 South Main Arts District 163

12 Other Places of Interest 179

Suggested Reading 189

About the Author 191

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