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 StoryLocal artists and their works have found a place in Market on Madison. (Kim Coleman)
Feature StoryUniversity 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 StoryStanley Campbell opened the museum as a way to bring to life the memories of his mother, who has Alzheimer's.
Feature StoryAnthony 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 StoryTami 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 StoryUtopia 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 StoryCustomer 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)
Feature StoryAnatole Williams (L), executive director of Memphis Adult Teen Challenge, and Michael Skouteris, daily operations manager of BAM Thrift Store, discuss store needs. To the right, regular Patricia Jones says hello to the cashier. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryWalter Clark, owner of Outstanding Touch window services, puts the finishing touches on the door of Riko's Kickin Chicken, located at 1329 Madison Avenue. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryStudents and faculty at the Southern College of Optometry participate in the 2018 Bike to Work Day, which included food and festivities at an outdoor registration table. (Submitted)
Feature StoryLocal musician "Morris" poses in front of a mural by artist Toonkey Berry. (Ziggy Mack)

In photos: Welcome to Madison Heights


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