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First Memphis Waterfront

Front St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 10.023444", -90° 3' 4.679748"
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From here north to Auction Avenue steamboats landed; flatboats used the mouth of Gayoso Bayou above. Paddy Meagher, associated with this bluff as early as 1783, built a warehouse here in 1823. In 1829 Emmanuel Young built the town's first brick structure, a warehouse with freight elevator next to Paddy's; that same year it housed the first stage performance in Memphis. Soon after 1830 this area began to silt up, and the town landing moved south to Market Avenue and below.

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