Memphis, TN – Downtown Memphis is full of beautiful but forgotten architecture. One example is the Sterick Building on Madison. Today it is run down, with a poor paint job and dirty windows. But in its prime, the Sterick was known as the Queen of Memphis.
Memphis, TN – This is a government story with a definite business angle. Because government always is the fastest growing business in America. New York City spends over 13-million dollars a year on rat control. New York has a lot of rats. But the city's only measurement of success is the number of rat bites reported annually.
Memphis, TN – The Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, has had a long uneven history. When the hotel first opened in the 1920's, it was called the Windsor. In the era of Jim Crow segregation, it was one of the few hotels which welcomed black travelers.
Memphis, TN – Most of us have no idea of how much we owe to rich people. If it weren't for the rich, we might not have a car, a refrigerator, microwave, big, flat TV set. Or a computer. CD player. None of that stuff. There was a squib in Forbes Magazine last year about how the rich finance innovation for the rest of us.
Memphis, TN – Edward Lawson Bruce was born into a sawmilling family in Kansas and opened several lumberyards of his own. Unfortunately, he lost his first three sawmills to two floods and a fire in 1912. In 1914, he moved his business to Little Rock, Arkansas.