Ask Vance June 2015

Broad Avenue in 1911. Despite the caption, the view is actually looking east.

postcard courtesy Lily Witham

A 1911 postcard shows how Broad Avenue, the heart of Binghampton, looked in the early 1900s. more

Jun 25, 2015 11:49 AM Ask Vance

The John Mulford Residence, 664 Vance Avenue, in 1912

photo courtesy “The Art Work of Memphis” (1912)

The president of Mulford Jewelers owned a wonderful mansion on Vance. Not a trace of it remains today. more

Jun 22, 2015 12:02 PM Ask Vance

Hard to believe, but the Wolf River was one of the most popular places for Memphians to swim during the summertime. more

Jun 17, 2015 11:09 AM Ask Vance


photo courtesy Harding University

No trace remains of the Filler Burger Drive-in, a popular Frayser hangout. more

Jun 12, 2015 1:05 PM Ask Vance


Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

Developers of Country Club Estates in East Memphis included a shopping center, but what they built doesn’t resemble what they planned. more

Jun 9, 2015 1:30 PM Ask Vance

Pig Pen owner Allen Crump

photo courtesy Alisa Houseal Botto

Not a trace remains of the old Pig Pen barbecue restaurant, a Summer Avenue landmark, but luckily a few photos have survived. more

Jun 5, 2015 10:31 AM Ask Vance

Junior Class officers at White Station High School in 1960

photo courtesy White Station High School

Everyone in East Memphis remembers the Tropical Freeze. So why didn’t anyone take a good photograph of it? more

Jun 2, 2015 12:02 PM Ask Vance