Downtown Memphis, Tennessee is the focal business area of Memphis, Tennessee and is situated along the Mississippi River between Interstate 40 toward the north, Interstate 55 toward the south and I-240 toward the east, where it adjoins Midtown Memphis.
It is home to the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA offshoot of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Memphis Grizzlies NBA group.
Downtown is the most established piece of the city and incorporates the riverfront and the feigns disregarding the Mississippi River. The originators of Memphis devoted the riverfront to the general population “presently and until the end of time” as long as the public utilize proceeded. The land sitting above the riverfront was initially intended to turn into a “public promenade” to be called Mississippi Row. The upper riverfront turned into the site of the waterway arrival where steamships were stacked with cotton and different products in the nineteenth and mid twentieth hundreds of years. Somewhere in the range of 1844 and 1886 the waterway arrival was cleared with limestone and rock cobblestones got from the upper Midwest. This made what is today the biggest unblemished Mississippi River landing still in presence, and is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places. The blast of the steamer Sultana in 1865 close to Memphis was one of the most exceedingly terrible marine fiascos ever.
There are a few memorable homes downtown, especially in the Victorian Village area. Other notable homes incorporate the Hunt-Phelan House (1830), the Magevney House (ca. 1835) and the Burkle Estate (1849). The Burkle home and the Hunt Phelan House (533 Beale Street) were rumored to have been essential for the underground railroad by which got away from slaves advanced toward opportunity preceding the Civil War.
In 1959, the Memphis Downtown Airport was opened on Mud Island, which around then was called City Island. The one-runway air terminal could be reached by a barge boat ship and was utilized for the most part by financial specialists and customers. The Downtown Airport was shut in 1970. It was supplanted during the 1990s by the new urbanist Harbor Town improvement.
Downtown Memphis is situated on the banks of the Mississippi River. The Memphis Riverfront extends from the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park in the north, to T. O. Fuller State Park in the south.
The River Walk is a recreation center framework along the Mississippi River that interfaces the Mississippi River Greenbelt Park in the north, to Tom Lee Park in the south.
Focal points along the riverfront
Chickasaw Bluff at Beale Street Landing