Memphis College of Art Renovates Parkside Through Plough Foundation Grant


Contact: Cara Sievers
Director of College Communications

(901) 272-5111


Jan. 29, 2013

Memphis College of Art Renovates Parkside Through Plough Foundation Grant  

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Memphis College of Art will begin renovations on its Parkside property at 1969 and 1973 Poplar in early February. The college obtained this apartment building in May 2002 from Martha Canale. The building, which was built in the 1920s, contains 20 units, which it will retain post-renovation. The units will consist of a mix of efficiency and one-bedroom apartments for MCA student use. Montgomery Martin was awarded the building contract.

Renovations are expected to continue through July, and Parkside will be ready for occupancy in early August. Plans include updating plumbing and electrical fixtures, as well as modernizing kitchens and bathrooms. Additionally, the floors will be refinished and the roofing and exterior façade will be repaired. Furthermore, the plans include a controlled access security system installation on exterior doors.

This renovation was financed by a generous grant through the Plough Foundation.

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