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Lorraine Motel -- Memphis TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 35° 08.051 W 090° 03.480
15S E 768063 N 3891885
Quick Description: The cool Googie-style sign for the Lorraine Motel, a happy fun vintage invitation to one of the most moving museums we have ever been to
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2015 1:58:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMNK4Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
The Lorraine Motel has 2 cool signs in downtown Memphis, once a 1930s-vintage neon building-mounted sign, and this free-standing Googie sign.

Both were in place on the fateful day on 4 April 1968 when Dr Martin Luther King stepped outside of his hotel room on the 2nd floor of this modest hotel. Seconds later he was dead, cut down by an assassin's bullet fired by James Earl Ray from a flophouse across the street.

Today, Dr King's room and the entire Lorraine motel are preserved as the National Civil Rights museum.

For more on the assassination of this great civil rights leader, see here: (visit link)
Type of Structure: Signage

Upswept Roof / Folded Plate Roof(s): no

Large Dome(s): no

Large Sheet Glass Window(s): yes

Boomerang and/or Arrow Shape(s): yes

Amoebae Shape(s): no

Atomic Model(s): no

Starburst(s): no

Exposed Steel Beam(s): no

Flying Saucer/Rocket Shape(s): no

If I knew, I'd be an architect: yes

Physical Address:
450 Mulberry St
Memphis, TN


Web Address or URL: [Web Link]

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