A Look at the Fire Street Lofts and The Emporium (AKA City People Home Tour 2017, Part Three)

Today we’ll take a final look at a rainy, but successful City People Home Tour. While we each probably had our favorites along the way, the homes this year seemed, to Urban Woman and myself to be attractive, interesting spaces. We thought the tour was a particularly strong one and we’ll look forward to next […]

City People Downtown Home Tour 2017, Part One

The City People 2017 Downtown Home Tour held this past weekend on Friday and Saturday featured some extremely attractive residences. Urban Woman and I have been attending the tour, which is over 25-years-old, for something around fifteen years. As I’ve said before, it was our gateway drug to downtown living as it became increasingly easy […]

It’s Home Tour Season: A Small Preview of the City People Downtown Home Tour

There are actually several home tours which have happened or are happening soon. As part of Architecture Week, a city-wide tour of mid-mod homes was held last Saturday. This weekend (on Sunday), the Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes highlights Victorian and Craftsman homes in downtown’s neighbor just to the north. The first weekend in May […]

Knox Heritage Fantastic Fifteen (Plus Sundry Happy Parties)

  Sometimes the news just needs to be good. There are so many battles to fight. Fort Sanders seems to falling before our very eyes as Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center seeks to destroy three more historic homes. I’d intended to write about that, but Jack Neely covered it beautifully, as he always does. UT […]

Sapphire on Gay Street

I’ve probably mentioned Sapphire before, but I’ve never really focused on it that I recall. I know I’ve taken photographs there, though I may not have identified the place in the background. One of my first downtown meetings was to plan “Dancing in the Streets” with Knox Heritage and we met on a Sunday to […]