To: Memphis

From: National Park Service
a present to our future from our past.

It's been a City goal since 1995, and on Dec. 12 Mayor Wharton received the good news: the National Park Service has recognized the national significance of the Memphis Cobblestone Landing, elevating it from local to national significance and opening the door for the Landing to become a National Historic Landmark like Beale Street, Chucalissa, Graceland, and Sun Studio.

Raising the historic and current Landing's status was unanimously recommended to the Park Service by the Memphis Landmarks Commission and the TN Historical Commission with the support of the Shelby County delegation and Rep. Steve Cohen. The nomination was prepared by architectural historian Judith Johnson under a grant from the Crawford Howard Foundation to Friends for Our Riverfront.