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Clarence Saunders’ “Pink Palace”

 
 
Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
1. Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace" Marker
Inscription. Clarence Saunders, whose self-service groceries were followed by modern supermarkets, started construction of this building for his home in 1922. It was incomplete when he lost an epic Stock Exchange battle. Developers who bought the grounds gave the structure to the City of Memphis and in 1930 it became the municipal museum.
 
Erected 1972 by West Tennessee Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 7.452′ N, 89° 57.6′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maxwelton (Circa 1855-1860) (approx. 0.6 miles away); The University of Memphis (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mt. Moriah Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Memphis State Eight (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tom (approx. 1.3 miles away); Normal Depot (approx. 1.3 miles away); J. Millard "Jack" Smith (approx. 1.3 miles away); This flagpole is dedicated to the men and women of the United States military services (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Pink Palace Museum.
Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
2. Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace" Marker
Today, the site not only is the mansion and grounds, but also an underground 3D Giant screen theater, a planetarium and a museum of the natural and cultural history of the Mid-South. It is part of the Memphis Museum System which also include two historic homes and Lichterman Nature Center. (Submitted on June 23, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on July 24, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Additional comments.
1. National Register of Historic Places
The Pink Palace Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Title: Memphis Pink Palace Museum
National Register Information System ID: 80003870
Applicable Criteria: ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING
PERSON
Architectural Styles: OTHER
Architects: McGee,Hubert T.
Areas Of Significance: COMMERCE
ARCHITECTURE
Periods Of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Years: 1922
Significant Names: Saunders,Clarence
Resource Type: BUILDING
Keywords: McGee,Hubert T.;Saunders,Clarence;1922
Note: 3050 Central Ave.
Related Collections: National Register of Historic Places Collection
Resource Format: pdf
File Size (bytes): 22151
Date Published: 7/9/1980
Parks:
National
Memphis "Pink Palace" Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2014
3. Memphis "Pink Palace" Museum
Register of Historic Places
Locations:
State: Tennessee
County: Shelby County
Memphis ; 3050 Central Ave.
TENNESSEE ; Shelby ; Memphis
Asset ID: b1dc17ec-41f7-4207-a299-4266877111f5
    — Submitted July 24, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.

 
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Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace" image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 24, 2015
4. Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace"
Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace" National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 24, 2015
5. Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace" National Register Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5. submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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