It only takes one glance at a photo of Front Street in the 1890s to see how much Memphis has changed... and how so many things have remained the same! The cobblestones and wagons might be long gone, but the fire station and post office are in the same place and the buildings of Cotton Row are unmistakable.
This collection includes images of Memphis streets from the late-19th century to the present. It's also a great place to find pictures of homes, buildings, streetcars, automobiles and businesses.
Enjoy a trip through historic Memphis!
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1840s • 1850s • 1880s • 1890s • 1900s • 1910s • 1920s • 1930s • 1940s • 1950s • 1960s • 1970s
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