Thursday, February 26, 2009
Converted Historic Homes Downtown and This Weekend Downtown
As a follow up to the post a few days ago about Victorian Village, I wanted to post some photos of the pretty houses on the downtown core side of Adams between Danny Thomas and Third. I forget these are here. One of them is vacant and the other three are all lawyer's offices. The location of these is a bit off a purely pedestrian path. Unless you're going to church at St. Peter or you have an appointment with one of these attorneys you may not find yourself on this part of Adams. A couple of them do have markers if you're inclined to learn a little about them. The unpainted brick one (third photo) has a marker that reads "First Lee House". If you start doing some research you'll find there a quite a few Lee houses scattered about. The blue/green one (I'm not color blind that's just an odd color) has a National Register of Historic Places marker.
The Center City Commission has posted this weekend's and the upcoming week's events and highlights, go to http://www.downtownmemphis.com/domain/news/html/thisweek.html to see their listing. A few things popped out at me:
1. Art Trolley Tour Night is tomorrow night
2. Speaking of historic places and art, there is an Artist Market on Saturday the 28th at Slavehaven/Burkle Estate, 826 N. Second from 10am - 4pm. For a little background on this place, click here: http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM264H
3. The 20th Annual Zydeco Festival on Beale Street, Saturday the 28th. $10 wristbands - a bargain.
4. The 1st Annual Move It Memphis10K/5K race, hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber. Race day is Saturday, February 28th at 9am. Autozone Park.