Fourth and Gill 2016 Tour of Homes

  The 2016 Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes could not have had nicer weather. Urban Woman and I got there not long after it started to find that it was already flooded with participants. I’ve been there at the tail end before and felt rushed. We’ve decided we should aim for the middle next […]

Take a Sentimental Journey: Parkridge Home Tour 2015

The Parkridge Home Tour fell at the same time as the Open Streets event making for a conundrum of sorts for me and a number of others. Each started at 1:00 PM, though the Parkridge event lasted two hours longer, ending at 6:00 PM. Both are integral to what this site has become about: Better […]

Raising a Glass to George Barber and Restoring His Final Home

One hundred years ago last month, George and Laura Barber died within nine days of each other while living in a small home in Parkridge. A snow-delayed dinner party was held in that home last week to mark the anniversary. That 1701 Glenwood (then Coleman) was actually their home was a part of local lore. […]

An Afternoon of Beautiful Homes in Parkridge, Part 1 of 2

The weekend was as beautiful as could be hoped for in late October in Knoxville. In other words, it was picture perfect. The dilemma was in choosing which events to pursue. Of course there was a pretty big football game, but there was much more. One of the events I couldn’t miss was a Parkridge […]