What the Heck is the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound and What are They Up To?

It's got a long title and it may seem a little inscrutable at first. The title references the state (not the University), but what you'll mostly find inside their walls buried in a basement at the East Tennessee History Center is a rich … [Continue reading]

The Telephone Building – The Second of Two Articles on the Downtown AT&T Building

(Ed: Today is the second of a two part series by Oren Yarbrough, architectural intern at DIA.) In the last article, I described the varied and interesting history of the collection of buildings that today makes up the AT&T complex. If you … [Continue reading]

The Telephone Building: The First of a Two Part Series on the Downtown AT&T Building

Today we welcome guest columnist Oren Yarbrough. You've seen his comments here. He's an intern architect with DIA on Gay Street and he's got a particular interest in what I've called the ugliest building in the city: The AT&T building on Broadway … [Continue reading]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (10/8 – 10/17/2017)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the … [Continue reading]

Clayton Luxury Tiny Home: Answer for Urban Infill? (Plus a bonus fun read linked at the end)

I've been thinking about tiny homes for a while. Not that I'm quite ready to move into one. Most people put the line between a tiny house and a "small" house at around 400 square feet. Below that you have a tiny house and above that you have a small … [Continue reading]