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VOL. 6 | NO. 39 | Saturday, September 21, 2013

This week in Memphis history: September 20-26

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1993: Elvis Presley Enterprises joined the ownership group for the proposed Memphis NFL franchise that city leaders were seeking. William B. Dunavant Jr., the leader of the effort, announced Graceland’s role in the ownership group during a reception at Graceland. Others in the ownership group included Fred Smith, Mike Starnes, J.R. “Pitt” Hyde and Paul Tudor Jones.

Shareholders of Leader Federal Bank for Savings voted overwhelmingly to convert the savings and loan to a federal stock charter bank.

1973: First Memphis Plaza, the newest office building in Whitehaven, at 4466 Elvis Presley Boulevard was leasing up with Samuels & Shainberg as Realtors.

Construction began on Germanwood Townhouses, a $5 million townhouse condominium development on Germanwood and Farmington Boulevards with 212 units in wood exteriors and interior courtyards.

BOWIE

1972: David Bowie played the North Music Hall at the Auditorium in the second American stop on his Ziggy Stardust tour. Carnegie Hall was the next date, four days later. The tour began in England the previous February.

1963: At the Mid-South Fair, appearing at two shows with the World Championship Rodeo were The 3 Stooges – Larry, Moe and Curly Joe. Rodeo admission was $3 for reserved seats in the arena. The Fairgrounds, where the fair was held, did not yet include the Mid-South Coliseum. Advance tickets to the fair itself were 65 cents and included an “atomic display,” diving mules and “great acts from the four corners of the world.”

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 313 4,762
MORTGAGES 97 409 6,640
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 34 147 1,475
BUILDING PERMITS 0 705 11,294
BANKRUPTCIES 53 311 4,525
BUSINESS LICENSES 41 177 1,983
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 64 436 6,253
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 132 1,373

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