Old North Knoxville Victorian Home Tour 2017

Article and Photographs by Megan Venable Sandwiched between Christmas Tea at Colonial Heights and the Christmas Lantern Express train ride the following day was my visit to the Old North Knoxville’s Victorian Holiday Home Tour. As I mentioned previously, I was scheduled to attend with my beloved, along with three other couples from our congregation […]

The Parkridge Historic House Tour: A Visit to Some Remarkable Residences

Article by Lee Zimmerman (Lee has written for No Depression, Billboard Magazine, Relix and others), Photos by Doug Finley A bleak and chilly day in late October may not seem like the most opportune time to undertake a historic house tour, but regardless, when opportunity calls and residents open up their homes for inspection, one […]

Mabry-Hazen House: Beautiful Downtown Jewel

You might argue it’s outside of downtown, but if so, the Mabry-Hazen House is just outside. It’s up the hill a bit, but I’ve walked there twice recently from my downtown home and it takes about thirty minutes on foot. Not much different than a stroll toward Happy Holler in the other direction, maybe a […]

Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes 2015, Part One

Yet another event that seemed doomed by the weather forecast turned out beautifully. Urban Woman and I love touring historic homes and were happy the weather provided an opportunity to walk the level, well laid-out tour at the 25th Annual Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes. Coincidentally, we were joined by friends Greg and Kristen […]

Old North Knoxville Victorian Home Tour 2012

Urban Woman and I have wanted to take this home tour for years and something always came up or we let it pass before we got our act together. This year we were determined to be there, could only go one of the two days, and snagged our tickets early. We enjoyed it as much […]