What Makes a City Beautiful? Keep Knoxville Beautiful Finds the Answer in Downtown Buildings

Keep Knoxville BeautifulĀ is a local organization devoted to just what their name would imply. Their mission statement indicates that they love all things “clean, green and beautiful.” To keep it clean, they organize major litter cleanups, support efforts to that end by smaller groups and educate area children. To keep it green, they offer a […]

City People Home Tour 2015, Part Two

We’ll start the second half of the revue of the tour with one of my favorite homes in the city, in one of my favorite buildings. The Holston was one of the first to be converted to condos in the most recent wave. Built in 1913 as a bank building and representing Knoxville’s tallest building […]

Top Ten Articles of 2014

So, here we are with the top ten. Before we get into it, I’d like to thank some people who have been important to the success of the blog this year. Just John added tremendous value by writing about his innovative ideas for the city and spurring great conversations. Guest bloggers Greg Manter, Adam Henig, […]

White Lily Flats Available in January: A Look Inside

I’ve said before that one of the great pleasures of what I do is witnessing seemingly hopeless buildings saved and resurrected as beautiful re-purposed spaces with a new lease on life. It was three years ago this month when I first toured the White Lily BuildingĀ as a part of a joint Dewhirst/Knox Heritage event. While […]