Madison Heights

Madison Heights is one of several distinct neighborhoods in the larger Medical District. It radiates from the intersection of Madison Avenue and Cleveland Street and includes the many shops, homes and service organizations between McNeil Street and Interstate-240 east-west and Poplar and Union avenues north-south. The name 'Madison Heights' may not be well-known, but it's been around since the late 1800's when the area was an independent township. Currently, there is an effort to reclaim the name and distinguish this unique neighborhood from neighboring Crosstown, Midtown and The Edge.

High Ground's On the Ground neighborhood journalism series is embedded in Madison Heights for 16-weeks from April 2019 through July 2019.

Feature Story Wise Tardezia performs a single blade razor shave and towel facial treatment on Pedro Bateman at Presidential Barber Lounge in Madison Heights. (Ziggy Mack)

Meet the locals serving looks on Madison Avenue


Feature Story Antoine Lever stands in his studio in The Pinch. He's one of the newest members of the Medical District's burgeoning art scene. (Ziggy Mack)

Growing arts scene brings new vibrancy to Medical District


Feature Story Self-identified street activist and Madison trolley line passenger Larry White yawns big between conversations with other passengers. (Ziggy Mack)

Photos: A ride on the Madison Avenue trolley


Feature Story Young scholars at Ready, Set, Grow Learning Academy wait patiently to begin their art lesson. (Ziggy Mack)

STEAM-focused early childhood center is ready, set to grow


Feature Story This year marks 24 years in business for Spikner Embroidery and Screen-Printing, which now has nine employees and is located in Madison Heights. The staff is pictured here with owner Fred Spikner at far right. (Ashlei Williams)
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Video: One church, three cultures, one awesome party


Feature Story Local artists and their works have found a place in Market on Madison. (Kim Coleman)
Feature Story University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are four of the anchor institutions partnering with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative for Hire Local 901. (Submitted)

Hire Local 901 helps Memphians work closer to home


Feature Story Anthony Braxton waits for his meal at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Memphis Ozanam Food Mission. (Ziggy Mack)

Called to Serve: Ozanam Center steps up for Memphians in need


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Feature Story Tami Montgomery, owner of Dru's Bar, sits at the newly remodeled bar and chats with regulars after completing some chores around the business. The location, 1474 Madison Avenue, has been home to a number of LGBT bars since the 1970s. (Cole Bradley)

Bar Fight: The Rise and Fall of Memphis' Gay Bars


Feature Story Utopia Animal Hospital's Dr. Jen Clay (R) and veterinarian technician Jessica Tatum (L) prep a patient for surgery to remove an abdominal tumor. (Cole Bradley)

Utopia Animal Hospital takes an enlightened approach to pet care


Feature Story Customer Chimere Miller plays with her son J'iris after enjoying lunch at Riko's Kickin Chicken located at 1329 Madison Avenue in Madison Heights. (Cole Bradley)
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