Take this self-guided tour of downtown Knoxville to check out some of the most prominent historic and architectural gems the city has to offer and hear the stories behind these locations! The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad. A smaller tower rises at the end of the west wing, giving the building its chateau-like appearance. A wrap-around veranda allows access to the main floor on the south side of the building. The north side of the west wing originally included frosted glass doors and glazed transoms, which have been restored.
‘Million Dollar Fire’ destroyed two blocks of Gay Street in April 1897
‘Million Dollar Fire’ destroyed two blocks of Gay Street in April
Knoxville dentist Clarence "Buzz" Nabers has sold his Gay Street building and closed the branch of his practice located there. More: Knoxville dentist Buzz Nabers improperly sterilized tools, forged certificates, state says. The investigation found Nabers had dental assistants perform procedures outside their scope of practice, including filling cavities and placing permanent crowns. Months later, some patients received unsigned letters from Nabers' practice stating they could obtain HIV and hepatitis tests if they "would like to be tested.
Did you know the 100 block of Gay Street was raised? Take an underground tour
This may sound like ancient history to newcomers who only know Market Square and the surrounding blocks as the city's vibrant epicenter, but old timers will tell you it wasn't so long ago. This story doesn't aim to tell the entire history of Market Square; there's a Jack Neely book for that. But as a new year starts, with it comes the roughly year anniversary of conversations about what could be done to revitalize downtown, which eventually led to a new-and-improved Market Square and the developments that came up alongside it. Market Square is ever-changing. But the year anniversary of the city dedicating the Market Square pavilion to Bill Lyons is accurate to the month.
Guest post by Paul F. Brown, a freelance content writer in Knoxville, specializing in higher education marketing, history, and business. He is the author of Rufus: James Agee in Tennessee, and may be contacted through his website: www. Although time has somewhat obscured these films, their glamorous premieres in Knoxville were major events—attended, respectively, by stars Robert Preston, Anthony Perkins, and Ingrid Bergman. But 50 years ago this month, an even harder-to-find film, written by Terrence Malick and starring Alan Arkin, was partly shot in Knoxville.