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Bell Tavern

Front St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 20.965572", -90° 2' 59.504172"
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Here, south of and adjacent to Toncray's Alley, Paddy Meagher's colorful hostelry, in its heyday, 1823-1828, served such notables as Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, and John Bell. After Paddy's death it became a gamblers' den and in the hard winter of 1832 the resentful citizenry burned all but the bar-room for firewood. The remaining building, of flatboat timbers and wood pegs, was successively a store, a church, and a warehouse before being razed in 1918.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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