Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
317 Beale Street, Memphis, formerly Pee Wee's Saloon. Opened by an Italian immigrant named Vigello Maffei and his son-in-law Lorenzo Pacini, Pee Wee’s Saloon was the favorite meeting spot for Memphis musicians in the early 20th century. W.C. Handy used the cigar counter to write out copies of "Beale Street Blues" for his band members. The building was torn down in the 1950s.
"317 Beale, formerly Pee Wee's Saloon, Memphis, TN, 1947" (2021). Buildings. 29.
Beale Street (Memphis, Tenn.)