There's been a lot of chatter about the historical landmark that you stare at while waiting in the Taco Bell drive thru on Union Avenue.
The Nineteenth Century Club was sold at auction for 550,000 to new owners (who also own chinese restaurants around town), who got a permit to demolish. At the 11th hour, a restraining order was placed on the demo to investigate the legality of the sale.
This 15,000 square foot house was built in 1907 by one of Memphis' lumber magnets, Rowland Jones Darnell and has had few renovations. Thus making it one of the only standing structures that exemplifies Colonial Revival architecture.
There have been to many pieces of Memphis' history replaced by a metal plaque and I for one am against losing any more of them. The Zippin Pippin and Libertyland. Two city landmarks that were let go to easily becuase of terrible city managment.