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RE: Memphis Landmarks - KRB - 06-23-2010 02:42 PM

(06-23-2010 01:38 PM)UofMark Wrote:  Blues Stadium, August 1975. Memphis Blues (AAA Expos) vs Charleston Charlies (AAA Pirates). I know Blues Stadium really wasn't a landmark but I sure had some good memories there seeing games and growing up in the late 60's and 70's. Notice the orange clip on 'rent-a-seats' in the Liberty Bowl. They were from the previous night's Memphis Grizzlies WFL game.
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I enjoyed playing in that park when it was called Fairgrounds #3. Saw many a great Blues/Chicks game there.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - umim - 06-23-2010 04:17 PM

(06-04-2010 08:17 PM)KRB Wrote:  [Image: rosewood2_small.jpg]

Wow KRB, I grew up a couple of blocks away, and spent a lot of time at the Rosewood before we moved away. May have held hands with a girl or two there. Of course that was when "holdin' hands meant somethin' and groovin was groovin"

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - KRB - 06-24-2010 12:56 PM

We lived in South Memphis. I visited the Rosewood, hundreds of times. That is a funny pic you have there. When I think of the Rosewood. I remember seeing a lot of Vincent Price movies there. I'm pretty sure that I saw those two. I do remember seeing the Pit and the Pendulum there. Starring Vincent Price. Seems like it was a lot of horror movies. I always thought it was a neat place.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - k2tigers - 06-24-2010 01:26 PM

(06-23-2010 01:38 PM)UofMark Wrote:  Blues Stadium, August 1975. Memphis Blues (AAA Expos) vs Charleston Charlies (AAA Pirates). I know Blues Stadium really wasn't a landmark but I sure had some good memories there seeing games and growing up in the late 60's and 70's. Notice the orange clip on 'rent-a-seats' in the Liberty Bowl. They were from the previous night's Memphis Grizzlies WFL game.
[Image: memphisblues1975.png]

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like KRB said, great times there at that park. As a teenager, I had a job one summer working on a clean up crew at Blues Stadium. The smell of leftover warm beer and shredded peanuts on muggy summer days was not worth whatever pittance they paid me. But it was a cool job just being in the stadium and on the field. Awesome capture of the Grizzlies WFL orange seats. It really makes you realize how small the LB was before they expanded the visitors' side.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - MemphisTiger15 - 06-25-2010 11:47 AM

I loved McCarver Stadium. Is Yosemite Sams still open? I know there is at least 1 Gridleys left in Bartlett at the corner of 70 and 64.

remember the "Start Something Great in Memphis" song/ads?


RE: Memphis Landmarks - KRB - 06-25-2010 08:05 PM



Notice the Stickers on their coats.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 07-01-2010 11:19 AM

(06-23-2010 02:32 PM)SouthavenTiger Wrote:  Cool pictures!

What was the name of that old building at the fairgrounds that burnt down several years ago?

Shelby County Building. When I was a kid my Dad would take vacation from the Post Office and he would manage the building during the Mid-South Fair.

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 07-01-2010 11:21 AM

(06-04-2010 09:35 PM)egrizzard Wrote:  
(06-03-2010 01:22 AM)Morkai Wrote:  Obvious, but important. Sadly now an empty shell, much like many of the previous locations:

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that is a really interesting angle. Where were you standing when that picture was taken? Did you cross the bridge, or walk around ?

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 07-01-2010 11:34 AM

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - Hernando Hills Tiger - 07-01-2010 01:16 PM

(07-01-2010 11:19 AM)Cletus Wrote:  
(06-23-2010 02:32 PM)SouthavenTiger Wrote:  Cool pictures!

What was the name of that old building at the fairgrounds that burnt down several years ago?

Shelby County Building. When I was a kid my Dad would take vacation from the Post Office and he would manage the building during the Mid-South Fair.

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That's the one. Thanks


RE: Memphis Landmarks - KRB - 07-01-2010 01:36 PM

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 07-02-2010 12:34 PM

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1 Mar 63 - Workmen poured concrete on the 88th and 89th
columns buried 50 feet below what will be the basement of
the Rivermont Club Building at Georgia Avenue and Riverside
Drive. Eventually the columns will extend another 180 feet
from their base to support the building. The building, now
apartments, was opened as a private club and later became
the Holiday Inn Rivermont. Staff Photo by Bob Williams.
Photo taken 28 Feb 63. Photo Courtesy Special Collections/
University of Memphis Libraries.



RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 07-02-2010 12:38 PM

[Image: Lakeland-Huff-n-Puff-Fanfare-Cover-Photo-reduced.jpg]
Children and adults alike ride "Ole Huff 'n Puff" at Lakeland Amusement Park, located
11 miles east of the Memphis city limits, on 21 Jul 1963. More than 75,000 people
had visited the park since it opened on 11 May.


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Epstein's Pawn Shop on Beale Street in photograph dated October 1961


RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 07-02-2010 12:41 PM

(06-04-2010 09:35 PM)egrizzard Wrote:  
(06-03-2010 01:22 AM)Morkai Wrote:  Obvious, but important. Sadly now an empty shell, much like many of the previous locations:

[Image: 1996377394_9a57ff4c4f.jpg]

that is a really interesting angle. Where were you standing when that picture was taken? Did you cross the bridge, or walk around ?

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 07-02-2010 01:15 PM

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - KRB - 07-02-2010 01:34 PM

(07-02-2010 12:34 PM)Cletus Wrote:  [Image: 29887_129622227048643_122418991102300_38...2832_n.jpg]

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1 Mar 63 - Workmen poured concrete on the 88th and 89th
columns buried 50 feet below what will be the basement of
the Rivermont Club Building at Georgia Avenue and Riverside
Drive. Eventually the columns will extend another 180 feet
from their base to support the building. The building, now
apartments, was opened as a private club and later became
the Holiday Inn Rivermont. Staff Photo by Bob Williams.
Photo taken 28 Feb 63. Photo Courtesy Special Collections/
University of Memphis Libraries.

I am quite familiar with that building. Always loved it. Spent many Memphis in May events there, back when it was the Rivermont. Best views of the River Imo.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - Cletus - 07-02-2010 11:13 PM

(07-02-2010 12:41 PM)Cletus Wrote:  
(06-04-2010 09:35 PM)egrizzard Wrote:  
(06-03-2010 01:22 AM)Morkai Wrote:  Obvious, but important. Sadly now an empty shell, much like many of the previous locations:

[Image: 1996377394_9a57ff4c4f.jpg]

that is a really interesting angle. Where were you standing when that picture was taken? Did you cross the bridge, or walk around ?

[Image: get_image?provider_id=362&ptp_ph...60484689.0]

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - TruckerTiger - 07-03-2010 09:57 AM

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RE: Memphis Landmarks - UofMark - 07-03-2010 12:43 PM

(07-01-2010 01:16 PM)SouthavenTiger Wrote:  
(07-01-2010 11:19 AM)Cletus Wrote:  
(06-23-2010 02:32 PM)SouthavenTiger Wrote:  Cool pictures!

What was the name of that old building at the fairgrounds that burnt down several years ago?

Shelby County Building. When I was a kid my Dad would take vacation from the Post Office and he would manage the building during the Mid-South Fair.

[Image: 34241_140505492626983_122418991102300_44...4142_n.jpg]

That's the one. Thanks

Is that the shovel from 'The Big Dig' (Pyramid groundbreaking in 1989) on the front? Remember they dropped it from a helicopter as part of a show. Looks like they put it back together.


RE: Memphis Landmarks - neillis - 07-03-2010 12:47 PM

I remember seeing the big dig on video that my dad recorded. Wasn't the shovel dropped to the tune of Shaft? That (and the old Shelby County building) were staples of my childhood.