The South Main District emerged from the 1920s hustle and bustle of the train station boom era – in Memphis, this meant Union Station and Central Station. For over 40 years, the area’s businesses catered to railroad passengers and employees with a wide variety of hotels, bars, restaurants and other family owned businesses. But when the golden age of the railroad came to a screeching halt in the 1960s, the once-burgeoning district became empty buildings and warehouses.
In 1982, 11 blocks and 105 buildings were granted Historical District designation, and the area slowly began its comeback. Today, dozens of restaurants, upscale apartments, and galleries serve as a playground for artists, photographers, graphic designers driven by a renewed spirit – the same spirit that has driven multiple South Main renovation projects including state-of-the-art apartments, beautifully restored lofts, and boutique hotels.
South Main has it all, from breathtaking views of the Memphis skyline and..