Categories: Sightseeing / Travel

Court Square

Some 16 months ago as a newcomer, I was eager to explore Memphis (still am, BTW). My then-roommate and I had gone for an afternoon stroll starting at Tom Lee Park and consequently ended up in downtown at *this* park. I was clueless as to where we were. Here’s the excerpt from that post:

We walked block after block after leaving the (Autozone) ballpark. I lost track of which street we were on and which direction (north? east?) we were headed. I do know at one point we ended up in some public park. We weren’t welcomed because members of the State Bar were having a shindig and under the protection of uniformed guards.

I honestly thought it was only a few months ago, not over a year ago. Time sure flies. It’s time to finally let ya’ll in on the name of the park and nearby “unknown” building. :p

Court Square, a public park in existence since 1819, is a block east from my fave park, Confederate Park. Between Main Street (where the trolleys run) and 2nd Street, the park is surrounded by buildings, and has both a gazebo and fountain. During lunchtime in the summer, local musicians perform for the public while a hot dog vendor is also close at hand.

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The park’s rules

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Thankfully I had a Memphis Flyer with me to block the bright sun

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Fountain in the center of the park
Photo taken facing west (toward Main Street)

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Side view of the fountain
The gazebo is on the right; Memphis police car on left (speaking of which, police cars here are hawtttt)

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I’m looking due east (towards 2nd Street)

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The beautiful fountain

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Better view of gazebo in background

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The lovely gazebo

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Tall building just south of the park

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“In memory of Walter Malone”

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Plaque on ground near 2nd Street

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Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, was still in his teens (18-19) when he lived in Memphis

Tennessee Club

Photo taken last year (from this post) when I had no idea how I even got there

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I :heart; this building; it’s the, drum roll please….

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…The Tennessee Club!

I’m a little indecisive about my next post. It will either be Chocolate Chip Bread or Orpheum…..or neither. :p

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