A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis

Thanks to Attorney and business owner Bill Patton, you won't miss a thing when you visit downtown Memphis, Tennessee with this guide. Need a practical, useful guide to downtown Memphis's historic streets, buildings and neighborhoods?

Author: William Patton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614231684

Category: Photography

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Thanks to Attorney and business owner Bill Patton, you won't miss a thing when you visit downtown Memphis, Tennessee with this guide. 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.

History Lover s Guide to Memphis Shelby County A

Discover hidden gems like the nineteenth-century dueling grounds on the banks of the Mississippi and a charming Depression-era country store. From Beale Street to the bluffs, author Bill Patton traces the incomparable history of Memphis.

Author: Bill Patton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467142373

Category: History

Page: 128

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This tour of Memphis goes well beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the Home of the Blues. Explore the city's African American heritage from Church Park to beautiful Mason Temple, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final, prophetic speech. Visit Court Square, where a young Thomas Edison delighted children and adults with his popular invention: the cockroach shocker. Discover hidden gems like the nineteenth-century dueling grounds on the banks of the Mississippi and a charming Depression-era country store. From Beale Street to the bluffs, author Bill Patton traces the incomparable history of Memphis.

A History Lover s Guide to Memphis Shelby County

resident Bill Patton is the founder of Memphis-based tour company Backbeat Tours (www.BackbeatTours.com). He is the author of A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis, published by The History Press in 2010.

Author: Bill Patton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439669402

Category: History

Page: 176

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This tour of Memphis goes well beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the Home of the Blues. Explore the city's African American heritage from Church Park to beautiful Mason Temple, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final, prophetic speech. Visit Court Square, where a young Thomas Edison delighted children and adults with his popular invention: the cockroach shocker. Discover hidden gems like the nineteenth-century dueling grounds on the banks of the Mississippi and a charming Depression-era country store. From Beale Street to the bluffs, author Bill Patton traces the incomparable history of Memphis.

Elvis Presley Memphis

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Author: Mark Bernardo

Publisher: Roaring Forties Press

ISBN: 9781938901003

Category: Travel

Page: 162

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Weaving the story of the King's personal and public life with detailed descriptions of the locations in Memphis that served as the setting for his musical education and evolution, this pop culture guide offers a refreshingly even-handed account of Elvis Presley's life. Elvis came to Memphis as a 13-year-old boy, and within a few years, he was shocking and seducing the world with a mixture of moves and sounds he had first seen and heard in the city's streets, churches, and bars. This comprehensive tour of places on which Elvis left his mark includes the Peabody Hotel, where he had his senior prom; Ellis Auditorium, where he played his first show; the Sun Studio, where he recorded his first singles; Lansky Brothers Clothiers, where he bought his suits; and Graceland, where he lived with his wife Priscilla and died in 1977. Anecdotes about each of the locations and how they shaped Elvis's personal and musical identity enhance the travel information, while street maps and a handy size make this book an invaluable companion to Memphis visitors and lovers of rock and roll.

The Conductor of Illusions

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Author: Metin Arditi

Publisher: Roaring Forties Press

ISBN: 9781938901225

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Alexis Kandilis is an international conductor at the height of his profession. He receives standing ovations at every concert and wildly enthusiastic reviews from the media. Yet, on a personal level he is deeply unfulfilled. Mahler’s haunting "Song on the Death of Children" plays over and over in his mind, bringing back ugly childhood memories he can’t erase. A strange collection of not-quite-true friends and not really beloved family surrounds him: his mother, Clio, who forced him to abandon his dreams of composing for a more prestigious career as a conductor; his wife, Charlotte, whom he despises and frequently betrays; his bisexual friends Pavlina and Tatiana; Sacha, a young and talented Russian flutist; and Ted, his agent, who has booked—or overbooked—him for the next three seasons. They all provide some measure of reassurance, but it is easy to predict that Kandilis’s glorious world will soon shatter. The media takes advantage of an altercation between Kandilis and a percussionist during a rehearsal to attack him, condemning not only his action but also his unorthodox methods. After a panic attack before a concert, he makes an unforgivable mistake during a performance, and as a result, he is denied the direction of the most prestigious performance of the decade. In his private life, things are also falling apart. Sacha introduces him to an exclusive poker club made up of multimillionaires, but his new rich friends begin to distance themselves from him as he becomes increasingly difficult, until even his manager recommends that he take some time off. Used to being a winner, Kandilis starts gambling — and losing — heavily. His disintegration accelerates, and at last he enters a psychiatric hospital. He still has some friends he can count on, but even the most loyal among them can’t protect him against himself. On his descent into hell, he discovers but cannot avoid the darkness that is in all hearts, including his own.

Explorer s Guide Memphis the Delta Blues Trail A Great Destination

One of the Memphis's biggest New Year's Eve parties takes place every year on Beale Street. ... The grand dame of downtown Memphis, this historic hotel's lobby is a bustling social hub where you can catch a glimpse of the world-famous ...

Author: Justin Gage

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581579239

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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This innovative guide will lead you through the birthplace of the blues, covering the world-famous attractions, historic sites, funky shops, and gold record legacies of Memphis and the surrounding Mississippi Delta. With a strong focus on modern-day arts and music enclaves, as well as the storied sites where the blues got their start; hundreds of top-notch dining, lodging, and recreational recommendations; over one hundred illuminating photos and maps; and travel logistics, this is the most comprehensive guide to the region to-date.

Crusaders Gangsters and Whiskey

Paul R. Coppock, Memphis Memoirs (Memphis: Memphis State University Press, 1980), 242. ... Giles Oakley, The Devil's Music: History of the Blues (London: Da Capo Press, 1997), 131; William Patton, A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis ...

Author: Patrick O’Daniel

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496820075

Category: History

Page: 312

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Prohibition, with all its crime, corruption, and cultural upheaval, ran its course after thirteen years in most of the rest of the country—but not in Memphis, where it lasted thirty years. Patrick O’Daniel takes a fresh look at those responsible for the rise and fall of Prohibition, its effect on Memphis, and the impact events in the city made on the rest of the state and country. Prohibition remains perhaps the most important issue to affect Memphis after the Civil War. It affected politics, religion, crime, the economy, and health, along with race and class. In Memphis, bootlegging bore a particular character shaped by its urban environment and the rural background of the city’s inhabitants. Religious fundamentalists and the Ku Klux Klan supported Prohibition, while the rebellious youth of the Jazz Age fought against it. Poor and working-class people took the brunt of Prohibition, while the wealthy skirted the law. Like the War on Drugs today, African Americans, immigrants, and poor whites made easy targets for law enforcement due to their lack of resources and effective legal counsel. Based on news reports and documents, O’Daniel’s lively account distills long-forgotten gangsters, criminal organizations, and crusaders whose actions shaped the character of Memphis well into the twentieth century.

Insiders Guide to Memphis

THe PeaBoDy 149 Union Avenue (901) 529-4000, (800) 732-2639 www.peabodymemphis.com This gracefully restored historic downtown hotel promotes itself as the South's Grand New Hotel, and with good reason. It preserves traditional charms ...

Author: Rebecca Finlayson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461746942

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Is Memphis on your list of possible places to relocate or visit? You'll find this practical guide an essential resource for comprehensive information about this fast-growing city. Local author Rebecca Finlayson offers an unbiased perspective of Memphis and the area around it. Four maps and 30 black-and-white photographs complete the coverage.

Insiders Guide to Memphis

Written by local authors who can offer a unique perspective on each area, this series of regional travel guides furnishes detailed information on hotels, restaurants, annual events, festivals, local attractions, nightlife, parks and ...

Author: Rebecca Finlayson

Publisher: Insiders' Guide

ISBN: 0762748664

Category: Travel

Page: 303

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Written by local authors who can offer a unique perspective on each area, this series of regional travel guides furnishes detailed information on hotels, restaurants, annual events, festivals, local attractions, nightlife, parks and recreation, and more, along with numerous photographs, maps, comprehensive indexes, and thumb tabs for quick reference.

Hippocrene U S A Guide to Historic Black South

Beale Street Historic District - off Riverside Drive in downtown Memphis . An entertainment district that sprawls several blocks east from the Mississippi River , Beale Street during the early 1900's was the center of night - life for ...

Author: James Haskins

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106010778162

Category: Travel

Page: 206

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Tennessee s Historic Landscapes

The flood of refugees — estimated at between fifty to sixty thousand — rushing to Memphis to escape the great ... the norm for postwar Memphis as more businesses and industries moved east toward the suburbs and left the downtown area ...

Author: Carroll Van West

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870498819

Category: History

Page: 503

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Tennessee A Guide to the State

Meharry Medical College (Negro), Nashville 109 Photograph from Meharry Medical College St. Mary's Church, Memphis 117 ... Historical Society Scarritt College, Nashville 199 Photograph by Henry C. Hibbs, Architect Am View — Downtown ...

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Publisher: US History Publishers

ISBN: 9781603540414

Category: Tennessee

Page: 558

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The Rough Guide to the USA

Downtown Memphis is the most convenient place to stay, with a good choice of historic hotels and upscale chains and there are cheaper options near Graceland on Elvis Presley Boulevard to the south. You can even sleep in Elvis's bedroom ...

Author: Samantha Cook

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781405389525

Category: Travel

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The Rough Guide to the USA is your authoritative state-by-state guidebook to this vast and fascinating country. From Mardi Gras in New Orleans to New England in the fall, from the Las Vegas Strip to Yellowstone National Park; the introduction provides a lively overview of the 'things not to miss'. The country's history, culture and people are covered in depth throughout the guide, while clear and accurate maps for every region, state and major city provide the information you need to plan your trip. With detailed practical advice, whether you're looking for great places to eat and drink or inspiring accommodation and the most exciting places to party, you'll find the solution. Count on plenty of expert advice on a wide range of activities, from touring Louisiana's Cajun country to experiencing New York City's nightlife, making The Rough Guide to the USA your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to the USA. Now available in epub format.

Moon Memphis

Pay respects to the King at Graceland, take an evening stroll down Beale Street where the Memphis blues were born, and watch the march of the ducks at the elegant Peabody Hotel Get a Taste of the City: Feast on world-famous barbecue, fried ...

Author: Margaret Littman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640491311

Category: Travel

Page: 232

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From legendary barbecue to famous blues, soak up the best of Bluff City with Moon Memphis. See the Sites: Immerse yourself in history at the National Civil Rights Museum or the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Pay respects to the King at Graceland, take an evening stroll down Beale Street where the Memphis blues were born, and watch the march of the ducks at the elegant Peabody Hotel Get a Taste of the City: Feast on world-famous barbecue, fried chicken, and catfish, savor a homemade plate lunch with cornbread and fried green tomatoes, or opt for a multi-course meal at one of Memphis's classic steakhouses Bars and Nightlife: Listen to live blues at B.B. King's, tour a brewery and sample a flight, and dance the night away at an old-school juke joint Honest Advice from Tennessean Margaret Littman on the real Memphis, from local businesses to historic hotspots Flexible, strategic itineraries including a five-day best of Memphis and tours of the art scene and Civil Rights history, plus day trips to the Mississippi Blues Trail, Tupelo, Little Rock, Hot Springs National Park, and more Tips for Travelers including where to stay, how to safely bike the city, and more, plus advice for LGBTQ visitors, international travelers, and families with children Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of Memphis, easy-to-read maps, full-color photos, and neighborhood guides from Downtown to Soulsville With Moon Memphis's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of the city. Hitting the road? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip or Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip. Exploring more of the Volunteer State? Check out Moon Tennessee.

The Rough Guide to the USA Travel Guide eBook

Rough Guides. Providence The Great Lakes Chicago Downtown Cleveland Cincinnati Downtown Detroit Downtown Minneapolis ... DC The Historic Triangle Baltimore The South Charleston Atlanta Savannah Downtown Memphis Downtown Nashville Great ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9780241308097

Category: Travel

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The Rough Guide to the USA is the ultimate guide to all fifty star-spangled states. Whether you're planning a mammoth cross-country road-trip, an action-packed whizz around the Rockies, or just a lazy time lounging on the West Coast's best beaches, this fully updated guide will assist you every step of the way. Packed with colour maps, itineraries and route suggestions, The Rough Guide to the USA will help you discover the best the United States has to offer, from New York's galleries and Miami's nightlife, to the lobster shacks of Maine and the vineyards of California. With expert reviews of hotels, restaurants, clubs and bars, plus all the information you'll need on city sights and national parks, you'll make the most of your American adventure with The Rough Guide to the USA.

Insiders Guide to Nashville

For more information on Memphis, visit www.memphistravel.com (the Memphis Convention and Visitor's Bureau's website) or call (800) 873-6282. Attractions beALe street This historic downtown street packs a lot of action, ...

Author: Jackie Sheckler Finch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762798391

Category: Travel

Page: 432

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Nashville offers extraordinary opportunities for those either visiting or seeking to relocate to this country music mecca. Insiders' Guide to Nashville is packed with information on the best attractions, restaurants, accommodations, shopping and events from the perspective of one who knows the area well.

The Southern Foodie s Guide to the Pig

elicia Suzanne Willett, the owner and executive chef of her eponymous restaurant in downtown Memphis, ... Felicia Suzanne's is located right in the middle of downtown on the historic Main Street trolley line at the corner of Monroe ...

Author: Chris Chamberlain

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401605032

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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Chris Chamberlain, author of the popular The Southern Foodie Cookbook, takes you back to the South for a tour of the restaurants that make the best pig dishes. When Ben Franklin lobbied his fellow founding fathers to consider the wild turkey as our young country’s national symbol, perhaps he should have considered the pig. Arguably the most democratic of all proteins, pork is welcome across the country from a gourmet pork belly dish on the menu of the toniest Charleston bistro to a whole hog roasting in a hole dug in the sand of a beach in LA (Lower Alabama). Pork is also uniquely democratic in that it is a meat that is welcome at every meal. The old saw goes that when considering a breakfast of bacon and eggs, “the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed.” While you may occasionally see a breakfast steak on the menu, the pig is the star of the morning meal. A thick-sliced smoked bologna purchased from a gas station deli in rural Tennessee is the perfect working man’s lunch, unless you consider the ultimate demonstration of the nose-to-tail versatility of the pig, a snoot sandwich made from a boiled hog’s nose slapped between two slices of white bread. Feel free not to consider that for too long... The Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig takes you on several journeys. An anatomic survey of the pig introduces readers to all the parts of this versatile animal and teaches procedures and recipes to prepare all sorts of wonderful dishes. A geographic tour of the Southern states will showcase restaurants in the region that have particular talents when it comes to pork. The chefs and pitmasters have shared some of their most sacred secrets, the actual recipes for the best pork, barbecue and bacon dishes that emerge from their kitchens. Finally, since man cannot live by pig alone (unfortunately), there is also a selection of recipes that are great accompaniments to the pork dishes contributed by the fifty Southern restaurants that are featured. So feel free to keep a copy of this book in your glovebox to help you find the best place for an elegant meal in Atlanta or that hidden gem of a barbecue joint in Kentucky. Or get this book a little dirty in the kitchen as you take your own tour of the South’s best pork dishes while you plan your meals for the week. Either way you use it, it’s a journey well worth taking.

Insiders Guide to Nashville 8th

For more information on Memphis, visit www.memphistravel.com (the Memphis Convention and Visitor's Bureau's website) or call (800) 873-6282. Attractions beALe street This historic downtown street packs a lot of action, ...

Author: Jackie Sheckler Finch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762774760

Category: Travel

Page: 408

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Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Nashville Savor down-home Southern food and hospitality. See antebellum mansions and lush flowering gardens. Feel the beat of the Music City. The Athens of the South. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, hotels, and music venues • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities

Food Lovers Guide to Memphis

Front Street Deli, 77 S. Front St., Memphis, TN 38103; (901) 522-8943. ... This market has it all: fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, honey, seafood, flowers, prepared foods, baked goods, garden plants, live Downtown Memphis 67.

Author: Pamela Denney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762790869

Category: Travel

Page: 328

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The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries • Farmers markets and farm stands • Specialty food shops, markets and products • Food festivals and culinary events • Places to pick your own produce • Recipes from top local chefs • The best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs

The South Rough Guides Snapshot USA includes North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Mississippi and Arkansas

Memphis International Airport is twelve miles south of downtown — about fifteen minutes by taxi ($30). ... < Back to Memphis Accommodation Downtown Memphis is the most convenient place to stay, with a good choice of historic hotels and ...

Author: Samantha Cook

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781409362845

Category: Travel

Page: 132

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The Rough Guide Snapshot to the South is the ultimate travel guide to this hugely varied part of the USA. It guides you through the states of North and South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennesse, Alabama, Mississipi and Arkansas with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions from the gorgeous architecture of Savannah and the live music bars of Memphis and Nashville to the backroads of the Mississippi Delta. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to the USA, with all the practical information you need for travelling stateside, including driving tips, accommodation and food and drink costs, plus background on festivals, sports and outdoor activities. Also published as part of The Rough Guide to the USA. Full coverage: North Carolina, South Carolina, Charlestown, Georgia, Atlanta, Athens, Savannah, Brunswick, Ketucky, Lexington, Bluegrass Country, Louisville, Tennessee, Memphis, Nashville, Smoky Mountains National Park, Chattanooga, Alabama, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mississippi, Arkansas, Little Rock (Equivalent printed page extent 132 pages).