Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Clarence Saunders' "Pink Palace"

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Location: 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 07.450    W 089° 57.603
  35.12416666    -89.96005
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNJXE


Clarence Saunders, whose self-service groceries were followed by modern supermarkets, started construction of this building for his home in 1922. It was incomplete when he lost an epic Stock Exchange battle. Developers who bought the grounds gave the structure to the City of Memphis and in 1930 it became the municipal museum.