Sunday, January 27, 2008

After the Fair, Will There Be a Fairview?

frieze at the front of Fairview Junior High with poem by William Blake, MemphisIt was supposed to be settled -- the City Schools System was going to renovate and keep using Fairview Junior High. However, every time I read about the Fairgrounds Redevelopment project, everybody's still talking about this beautiful gem.

Still talking about == Fate undecided.

On tonight's Mayor's Citizen Line show on WYPL, Mayor Herenton even mentioned that he would be announcing plans for Liberty Bowl and Fairview at tuesday's Rotary Luncheon.

My gut feeling is that it's still safe, but we will see.

Anyone who would harm such a beautiful building is not a builder, but a destroyer of cities.

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Blogger Smart City Consulting said...

Gates: Keep your antenna up. Some in city government definitely are developing plans that take down that gorgeous art deco building.

9:01 PM  
Blogger gatesofmemphis said...

SCM, thanks for the antennas up! I was walking past Fairview the other day. As massive as it is, it still takes about 1/8th the area of its own grounds -- forget the rest of the Fairgrounds.

They need to think about what they will build in the empty 95% first.

12:52 AM  

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