Before The Commercial Appeal came out, Memphis witness the union of two newspapers, Memphis Press and Memphis New-Scimitar, they became the Memphis Press-Scimitar, the rival of The Commercial Appeal. The building at 8 S. Third St was its house and interesting enough The Appeal and the Press-Scimitar where own by the same company, The E.W. Scripps Company.
In 1983 the last edition of The Memphis Press-Scimitar was published.
For what I heard when Martin Luther King was killed you could see tanks pass by this building*