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 […]

ETCDC Home Tour 2016 Highlights Outdoor Spaces

As I noted last week, the East Tennessee Community Design Center hosted a home tour which included a wide range of home styles, sizes and floor plans. The unifying theme of this year’s tour was outdoor space. It’s something I’ve talked about on this site before and it’s potentially an important feature in an urban […]

Tour Downtown Homes at the Urban Home and Garden Tour

I can’t remember the year my wife and I first attended a tour of downtown homes. It must have been sometime in the early 2000’s. We were struck with the range of residences, from traditional to modern, from large buildings to small and from main corridors to hidden side streets and alleyways. Some of them, […]

A Business Moves and Thoughts on Three Buildings

John Black Photography is moving from the Daylight Building on Union Avenue to the West Jackson Workshops (514 W. Jackson Avenue). They will give up the corner spot on Union and Walnut they’ve held for the last five years in exchange for the same spot recently vacated by Boxwood Brake. Amanda Taylor told me the couple […]