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November Chapter Meeting

  • University of Memphis Holiday Inn 3700 Central Avenue Memphis, TN, 38111 United States (map)
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Krissy Buck Flickinger from LRK will give a presentation on the renovation of the historic Hotel Chisca, including its corner restaurant, Catherine & Mary’s.

This historic hotel, where Elvis Presley gave his first live radio interview, was rehabilitated as a Department of Interiors historic rehabilitation tax credit compliant mixed-use project and now boasts 161 apartment units, an elevated urban courtyard, ground-floor commercial space, and plenty of amenities for its residents.  Renovating the Chisca presented the rare opportunity to bridge a major gap in the streetscape between the South Main Historic District and downtown Memphis.  After years of neglect, the Chisca was frequently mentioned as a candidate for demolition.  Though it had many challenges to overcome (cracks in the façade, rusted cornice structure, failing ballroom roof), the development team remained committed to restoration.  The final design celebrates the history of the area, further emphasizing the tremendous value created by saving a Memphis landmark so that generations to come can experience the places that move us and tell our story.  

$20.00 members/guest - $12.50 for CSI Students

Payments can be made online or on site

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Earlier Event: October 12
October Chapter Meeting
Later Event: December 7
CSI Memphis Holiday Party