Knoxville College: Endangered and Haunting

I promised I would get back to Knoxville College. When I first set out to write about the Knox Heritage Fragile Fifteen, I intended to include Knoxville College with the others. I know I’ve photographed it before, but I couldn’t put my hands on the photographs, so I walked around campus to replace the old […]

Endangered Buildings in and Near Downtown

Each spring, during National Preservation Month, Knox Heritage announces its, “Fragile Fifteen.” The list highlights buildings – or sometimes areas – that are endangered. Often neglected and in need of intervention to avoid demolition or simply collapsing on their own, the list is a chance to bring the buildings, once more, into public consciousness in […]

Old North Knoxville’s 2016 Victorian Holiday Home Tour, Part Two

The 2016 Old North Knoxville Victorian Holiday Home tour continued with 300 E. Oklahoma Ave, the Statum House, built around 1923. Originally occupied by William J. Statum and family, by 1940, the home was owned by the First Church of the Nazarene, which was located nearby in what is now a parking lot, and was […]

Old North Knoxville’s 2016 Victorian Holiday Home Tour, Part One

Urban Woman and I, once again, enjoyed the 2016 version of Old North Knoxville’s Victorian Holiday Home Tour. If you love older, beautiful homes, Christmas and preservation, it’s about as good as it gets in Knoxville. And it’s too big for one article. I love the details in the homes so much, I can’t resist […]

City Council Votes to Impose Historic Protection on Cal Johnson Building

City Council meetings sometimes provide a bit of drama and such was the case last night when it considered placing the Cal Johnson Building under historic zoning or H1 protection. Essentially, this means it cannot be easily demolished by current or future owners. It also typically means that redevelopment must follow sometimes difficult and involved […]