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VOL. 9 | NO. 10 | Saturday, March 5, 2016

March 4-10, 2016: This Week in Memphis History

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1966: On the front page of The Daily News, Memphis State University begins season ticket sales for the Tigers’ 1966 season with 5,000 more prime seats available.
The student section at Memphis Memorial Stadium is moved to the east side of the stadium from its former location on the same side as the season ticket holders.
Season tickets at a rate of $20 per ticket – $3 less than buying individual tickets to the five home games – can also be bought for the first time through Dixiemart and Corondolet stores, along with 200 other retailers, by using the charge accounts for those stores.
And there is the “Tiger Note” method through the big three local banks – First National, National Bank of Commerce and Union Planters – as well as Murdock Insurance Corp. Tickets can be ordered on credit through the four institutions and paid later with no interest or carrying charges.

1930: Formal opening of the Sterick Building, which had been open for several months before the ceremony – including a temporary move-in by most of the federal government offices and U.S. Customs House functions while the Customs House at Front Street and Madison Avenue was being renovated.

In the ceremony, Mayor Watkins Overton opens “the massive bronze doors on the Third Street entrance,” according to The Daily News.

The largest and tallest office building in the city at the time, the Sterick had 879 offices covering more than 200,000 square feet. The 29-story Gothic Revival building cost $2.5 million. Its name is a blending of last names of its original owners – R.E. Sterling and Wyatt Hedrick.

1924: E.S. Malkin announces plans to build a “large apartment house” at Poplar Avenue and Tucker Street in Midtown. Malkin had bought the site from the Jewish Hospital Association for $37,500.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 23 23 1,365
MORTGAGES 21 21 1,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 6 196
BUILDING PERMITS 117 117 3,173
BANKRUPTCIES 42 42 795
BUSINESS LICENSES 2 2 331
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0