The two-parcel property has addresses of 819 and 901 Russell St. and spans a collective roughly 0.56 acres on either side of South Ninth Street in Historic Edgefield.
“The building is a great candidate for adaptive reuse,” Walker said. “And in many cities, inner-city churches have been successfully converted into residential units, hotels and theaters.”
Source: East Nashville church building eyed for hotel | Nashville Post
The Salvage Shop is hosting its fourth annual Salvage Show, a silent auction benefiting Knox Heritage. The Salvage Shop and Knox Heritage work together to preserve Knoxville’s history through various programs and fundraising efforts, one of their largest collaborations being the shop.
via Local salvage shop to host fourth annual salvage show – The Daily Beacon: Arts And Culture.
She lived in Atlanta at a time when urban
revitalization became something of a movement there, fueled by things like adaptive reuse of existing buildings. And that’s something that also fascinates her about Memphis, where she believes her design talent could be particularly useful in a city that’s becoming increasingly comfortable with its architectural and design character.
via Lieberman ‘Collects and Curates’ for New Design Business – Memphis Daily News.
Photos courtesy of The James Lee House
A historic house in Memphis was sold for a buck and turned into a bed and breakfast within a year. Jose and Jennifer Velázquez had dreams of opening their own B&B, and after 24 years they found the perfect place — The James Lee House, an abandoned and rundown Victorian built in 1848 that’s listed on the National Historic Register.
via James Lee House – James Lee House Renovation – House Beautiful.
Memphis College of Art students turn typical apartments into stylish living spaces for the “ReStore for More” design contest. A collaboration between the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore, The Venue Apartments, and Memphis College of Art, the contest features three teams tasked with creating the best redesign of a 1-bedroom apartment in Midtown’s The Venue Apartments. They were asked to use pieces from the Habitat ReStore and even build their own furniture and built-ins with reclaimed material. With a tight budget of $650, the students learned hands-on how to be creative in a real-world environment.
via Stylish Living: ReStore for More Design Contest | Style Sessions | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer.
Every year, an estimated 8 million to 9 million tons of construction and demolition waste is dumped in Tennessee.
Tennessee is the leading landfill state in America. We are the only state to count landfilled construction waste as “recycled.” Construction waste is the easiest waste to recycle; yet, this loophole increased construction-waste landfills from 12 in 1994 to 80 today.
Multinational landfill companies extract $1.4 billion annually from our state to collect, process, haul and landfill solid waste at a cost of $160 a ton; $1.4 billion is nearly the total budget of Metro Nashville. Solid waste is transported 12 million miles a year to landfills in Tennessee.
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