South Main District Memphis
South Main Historic Arts District is a lively, artsy neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Memphis. The district was built up during the boom era of train stations and most of the buildings in the area were built between 1910 and 1920. In 1982, 11 blocks and 105 buildings were designated as historic.
In the middle of the South Main District is Beale Street which runs 1.8 miles from the Mississippi River to East Street. It is a significant location in the history of the blues. Today blues clubs and restaurants line Beale Street and it is a major tourist attraction.
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Motel: Motorists’ Hotel refers to an establishment which provides lodging and parking and in which the rooms are usually accessible from an outdoor parking area. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
The word motel first appeared in 1926 (the “Milestone Mo-Tel” in San Luis Obispo, California). The history of the motel is directly linked to America’s love of the car culture, which began with the first affordable car, the Model T. The automobile and the freedom it represented and provided touched the American spirit of adventure, individualism and exploration.