How many of these Memphis Memories do you remember?
Gas Station On Cleveland
Peabody Venetian Room
Admiral Benbow Inn, Union Ave. And Summer Ave.
Clarabell The Christmas Cow
Monkey Island at the Memphis Zoo
Aviary at Memphis Zoo
What A Burger, In Frayser on Frayser Blvd. or the one in Whitehaven.
"Olive Oyl, the Zoo's Simian Prima Donna, tops off each of her two daily meals with an ice cream cone (vanilla preferred) handed to her by Superintendent Melroy. She gets orange juice, bananas, apples, bread, milk and lettuce-All prepared with as much care as that given a baby's diet.
Snakes Home at the Memphis Zoo
Original entrance with gift shop at the Memphis Zoo.
Kingsbury High school
Steamboat Five tent at the Fairgrounds!
Did you ever wonder where Le Bonheur got its name? Le Bonheur was founded in June 15, 1952 by the Le Bonheur Club, originally a women's sewing circle, and was originally an orphanage dedicated to caring for poor children. The Le Bonheur Club members raised all of the money for the initial investment for the hospital. When the doors opened, the Le Bonheur Club President Mrs. Howard Pritchard stated, "The doors of Le Bonheur will never be found closed and will forever hereafter be open to those who come in need, seeking its help." Translated from French, it means Happiness!
FIRESTONE sold more than just tires
Firestone On Union Ave.
Holiday Inn Midtown Memphis, TN
Holiday Inn Summer Ave, Memphis, TN first Holiday Inn.
Holiday Inn, Lamar Ave, Memphis, TN
Children Shoe Store on Lamar Ave. This has been torn down
TGI Fridays, Overton Square in Midtown Memphis , side view of the building
The Pipkin Building at the Fairgrounds
Mall Of Memphis (torn down)
Lobby of Hotel Chisca
Parkview Hotel And Apartments on Poplar at Overton Park (the building is now white and is condo's)
Goldsmith's Enchanted Forest downtown Goldsmith's now at Agri Center
The Merry Mobile ( Ice Cream Cart in Summer ringing it's bell during the summer)
Sno Cream Castle on National at Jackson and National Cemetary.
The Overton Park Shell in the days before it became the Levitt Shell. What a treasure this place is! Still putting on great concerts - 50 free concerts a year - www.levittshell.org
1957 Christmas at Graceland
Christmas at Graceland
Looking south on Main Street, 2011 vs 1943. Earnestine & Hazel's was not there in '43... the Arcade and Memphis Central Station was. There were twice as many trolley tracks in '43 also.
PIC-PAC in the background of Leonard's on Bellvadere
Ray Gammons At Summer Ave and Parkway, (there is a new Walgreens here now.)
Kid's Boat Ride at the Memphis Zoo,
Sealtest Milk on Madison Ave.
Old Krystal on Summer Ave at National
Pancho's Restaurant on Union Ave.
Kress Variety Store and Lunch counter downtown
Penny's at Poplar Plaza at Highland
They moved the Belle to the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio and is being completely restored then will be put on display there.
Memphis Bus with overhead trolley wires for bus
The Downtowner on Union Ave.
The Memphis Fairgrounds and the Shelby County Building
Fred Montesi's Grocery on Summer Ave.
Anderton's East on Madison
Navel Hospital at Riverside Park
Train ride at the Memphis Zoo
Sweden Kream on National at Jackson (Best shakes in town)
Shoney's Big Boys
Lakeland's Drag Strip
Katz Drug Stores, one was on Lamar and the other was on Frayser Blvd.
Liberty Bowl Program
Woolco on Jackson Av. at Macon
The Four Flames on Popular Ave.
Source: Memphis Memories