Being landlocked for a while, we've been doing our best to enjoy Memphis and it's accompanying lifestyle. It's an interesting old town that's managed to sustain it's patina. Hopefully our newest crop of city fathers will see fit to maintain it's greatest attribute.
Leaning skeptical, I sincerely doubt it.
Jack Tucker Alley
Downtown's alleys are the stuff of legends, which puts the late architect Jack R. Tucker Jr. in pretty good company.
The historic cobblestone alley that runs behind Tucker's residence in
Cotton Row has been designated Jack Tucker Alley by the City Council.
"Jack considered everything important in designing a quality city,"
Jones said. "It's like Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley says. 'If you pay
attention to the details, the big things will take care of themselves.'"
Tucker's widow, Cyndy Grivich Tucker, said, "That little alley is a
great representation of his philosophy. It was never named, it's a
forgotten piece of history, and it's something he cared so much about
that he fought for so long to keep it. This isn't an honorary street
naming. This is for real. It's something that will be in the map books."
Article from The Commercial Appeal
Wayne Risher — 2009