The Mysterious Mid-South Company on South Main

Mosaic tiles spell out the name of a long-lost Memphis company.

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Mid-South company on S.Main

Just looking at your photo it looks like there might be another mosaic tile step below the one we see. It looks like it has been concreted over but some lettering might be peeking through on the top right side. Maybe it's another word to the title of the company.

Nancy Todd 256 days ago

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