Tamara Williamson

Tamara is a native Memphian and has a B.A. and M.A. from UT Knoxville. She has previously written guest posts for I Love Memphis blog. 

Feature StoryThe Stepherson's store at 3942 Macon Road opened in 1960. (Tamara Williamson)

Family-owned groceries are hallmark of The Heights


Feature StoryElizabeth Frey, Marilyn Trigg, and John Maurer of the Dorcas Society of St. Peter's Catholic Church play pool at the underground bomb shelter. (University of Memphis special collections)

The 'ritziest bomb shelter in the South' sits abandoned in Memphis


Feature StoryDryers and washing machines can be used at a reduced rate at the South Memphis Alliance laundromat. (Tamara Williamson)

Combination laundromat and community center keeps South Memphis fresh


Feature StoryA photo from 1955 of the Norris Grain Co. facilities on President's Island. (University of Memphis)

A history of President's Island from moonshiners to manufacturing


Feature StoryHollywood Furniture & Hardware Co.

92-year-old business weathers changes in North Memphis