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Posted: Apr 22, 2006 8:13 pm
 
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 8:19 pm
 
I saw part of that yesterday! Bunch of people hanging out on that corner!
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 8:50 pm
 
That stuff was nuts! State sanctioned vandalism!
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 9:06 pm
 
Thats NUTS. Great pics! Somebody had a good time spray paintin that place!
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 9:26 pm
 
Taggers go nuts! I mean, really nuts!

My Flickr buddy has some shots taken yesterday:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/donperryphotographer/sets/720575941138843 92/
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 9:27 pm
 
I bought Nick Lowe's Pure Pop for now people there. when i took it to the counter the guy talked about it for 15 min w/ me. a nice memphis surprise.
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 9:32 pm
 
I bought my dining room table and buffet (also 6 chairs) there for $350.
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 10:59 pm
 
I guess we better start a grass roots campaign to save this place! Quick!!!

HEE=HAWW!
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 11:12 pm
 
http://static.flickr.com/51/132900376_4f2683b990.jpg

Mike M. took this shot before I did.
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 11:16 pm
 
WOW! This is the site of one of my earliest Memphis Memories. All the true early 70's hippies used to sit on the corner outside of that building. The new grafitti is pretty connected to that time too because the Flower Children had covered that place in murals of flowers and anti-war slogans. Anyone else remember this?
Posted: Apr 22, 2006 11:22 pm | Edited by: Alisa
 
Fiery, that is so cool. I was hoping someone could tell me something about this building! Any more.
It's only one off graffiti...they let em loose last night, and it all gets torn down this week.
I took a pic for you, think I wrote you about it?
http://static.flickr.com/51/132976143_083c44b603.jpg

I couldn't remember what this building was before it was the Robt. E. Lee Antique Mall. Anyone?
Posted: Apr 23, 2006 12:25 am
 
It was a furniture store when the hippies sat out front. They eventually painted over the floral mural but left one rectangular piece with the flowers on it for years.

I used to call them The Flower People, no sense of irony, I was about 3 years old!
Posted: Apr 27, 2006 9:53 am
 
I found some great stuff there. Random records, and figurines. I remember taking an ex-boyfriend there who freaked out when we came across slave tags and random shit that would shock your average Northerner.
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