Final City People Home Tour Post: Fire Street Lofts and Westmoreland Condos

Fire Street Lofts, Old City, Knoxville I’ll move on to other topics after today’s post, but I did want to mention the last two homes I visited on my downtown home tour. Both are in the Old City, which is contains the greatest density of population in the center city. Fire Street Lofts are located […]

City People Downtown Tour of Homes: Ryan’s Row and Sterchi Lofts

Ryan’s Row, W. Vine Avenue, Knoxville Ryan’s Row sits atop the bluff on the north end of the center city. Construction started in anticipation of the potential windfall of the World’s Fair in 1982. The developer was unable to finish the project and the site languished until 1987 when Kristopher Kendrick purchased the property and […]

City People Downtown Tour of Homes: Pembroke and Crown Court

Exquisite Modern Kitchen, Pembroke, Knoxville The Pembroke has housed residential units since 1990, making it one of the older residential developments downtown. Originally called the Sprankle Building, it had previously housed TVA in its heyday. Its elegant lobby off Union Avenue across from the Daylight Building suggests the elegance one will find inside. The unit […]

City People Downtown Tour of Homes: Holston and Residences at Market Square

Kitchen in the Holston Building, 531 Gay Street, Knoxville This will be the first of several posts about this year’s City People Tour of Homes. I made it to almost all of the homes offered on this year’s tour and I’ll offer my photos and reactions. Today I’ll focus on the Holston and Residences at Market Square. […]

People Watching in the City

Macaw on Union Avenue Isn’t the people watching in a city one of the best things about the whole experience? In some respects we have a pretty homogeneous downtown population. It’s a mostly white crowd with a large contingent of twenty-somethings and a large contingent of fifty and sixty-somethings. Fortunately, there are exceptions and I […]