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The Digital Archive of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center

This row of buildings date back to 1920.  300 South Main was, during its early years, the Main Fruit Company.  Their ads boasted  "We are Dealers in all kinds of Fruit, Cigars, Tobacco.  Try our Home-made Italian Spaghetti, Chili Mack and Chili Con Carne!"  

Notice the mural on the Pontotoc side of the building.  This mural called "Taking Care of Business," was created by a group of students under the supervision of celebrated local artist George Hunt. It was one in a series of murals created around the city during 1983, and one of only two murals remaining from this project.

302 South Main was a former barber college.

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300 South Main, Main Street Fruit Stand

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