Even in the Quietest Parts of Downtown . . .

  It’s easy to fall into the trap of looking only at the shiniest, most exciting or prominent projects. It’s hard to miss the big things happening, such as the old KUB/new Tombras building, the Marriott Hotel construction on State and Church, the Pryor Brown Garage, the Regas Square project. All of them are pushing […]

What is Historic Preservation?

The 2014 version of the Knox Heritage Preservation Awards took place last night in the Bijou Theatre. The setting itself is significant because our city’s modern preservation efforts first coalesced around the effort to preserve the Bijou Theatre about forty years ago. How hard is it to imagine no Bijou Theatre? It nearly happened. Looking […]

Knoxville in the Springtime: A Photo Essay

Before we head off into summer I wanted to post some photographs I’ve taken from this spring. The redbuds, dogwoods and various flowers were so pretty this spring that I couldn’t resist snapping a few as I went. Also, of course, I’m always seeing interesting sights that don’t really call for a whole article of […]

Theatre Obsolete and Halloween in the City

  I know I do a “What to Do” list on Sunday – and it’s turned out to be quite a hit – but it seemed a special one was warranted. It all started with an event I attended on Tuesday night, but I’ll get to that later. First, let’s look at the great Halloween-related […]

Two Magnificent Homes: Mary Boyce Temple House and Glencoe Penthouse

  This is going to be more of a photo essay of these two beautiful residences. This will be the final post centered on the City People Downtown Home Tour 2013. The first I’ll spotlight is the Mary Boyce Temple House. I first wrote about this lovely home in September 2010 – just over three […]