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.

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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)
Feature Story Anatole 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 Story Walter 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 Story Local musician "Morris" poses in front of a mural by artist Toonkey Berry. (Ziggy Mack)

In photos: Welcome to Madison Heights


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Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
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