Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nineteenth Century Club, Memphis, TN

This once grand mansion (c.1909), also known as the Rowland Darnell Home, has fallen into a sad state of disrepair.  The ladies club which owned it has now sold it at auction to a company that wants to tear down this last remaining mansion on Union Avenue, in favor of an Asian restaurant and strip mall.  The case against the old girl has been made and the strip mall has won.  However,  a local organization, Memphis Heritage, has found a potential buyer that would take over the property and restore it, converting it into a fine dining and event center.  This purchase would result in a substantial profit for the current owner/developer as a reward for their few months stewardship.

Please help this address become a historic destination by contacting Memphis Heritage and offering your support.

To sign the petition promising to boycott any business that is built on this demolished site, click here: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-demolition-of.fb31?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=8755513

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