Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes 2018, Part Two

In case you missed it, here is part one. We continued our tour at 1219 Luttrell Street, the home of another friend, Brett Burdick. The 1921 Craftsman home was originally occupied by the Wright family for its first ten years, but it was the Burnett Family that stayed the longest, first moving in in 1931. […]

Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes 2018, Part One

It would appear we’ve earned some good karma in weather world. Another major annual event, the Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes, featured just about perfect weather. A year ago, it was definitely not the case and there isn’t a better neighborhood in Knoxville to walk through on a pretty spring day. On a personal […]

Kim Trent Reflects on Time With Knox Heritage and Looks Forward

Consider for a moment, given the force that Knox Heritage has become: Kim Trent is the only paid director in its history. For eight years she served on the board and when the group grew financial able to hire a director, they turned to her. She has served, until her recent decision to leave the […]

Beautifully Renovated 804 West Hill Avenue Offers a Rare New Residence in the City

A thin thread connects yesterday’s article about the Mechanics Bank and Trust Building and today’s article about a renovated home in the Maplehurst section of downtown. As it happens, when the bank president, Thomas O’Connor was gunned down in the street outside the bank, the bank’s vice-president, Edward J. Sanford, briefly assumed duties as head […]

Knoxville Has a Theater District? A Brief History of Knoxville’s Theaters: Part Four of Four

Here is the final part of Oren Yarbrough’s four part series on Knoxville’s rich history with theatres. If you haven’t already done so, please check out the first three (Part One, Part Two, Part Three). It’s really a rich and wonderful tapestry Oren has woven so beautifully. I should also point out that these great […]