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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stax Recording Studios

 
 
Stax Recording Studios Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Stax Recording Studios Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood Stax Records, Inc. which boasted such stars as Otis Redding, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, Albert King, the Bar~Kays, and many others. It relied upon its deep soul roots to carry it through, struggling from a back~street garage in 1957 to become a multi~million~dollar organization.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 102.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 6.936′ N, 90° 1.885′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of East McLemore Avenue and College Street, on the right when traveling west on East McLemore Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 926 East McLemore Avenue, Memphis TN 38126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LeMoyne Owen College (approx. ¼ mile away); The University of West Tennessee
Stax Recording Studios and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Stax Recording Studios and marker.
(approx. ¼ mile away); LeMoyne-Owen College (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 1960 Memphis Sit-In Movement (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert R. Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forrest's Artillery Positions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Steele Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Joseph Edison Walker (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The Stax Recording Studios, Music Academy, and the Soulsville Charter School. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
3. The Stax Recording Studios, Music Academy, and the Soulsville Charter School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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