National Register of Historic Places listings in Knox County, Tennessee

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Location of Knox County in Tennessee

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Knox County, Tennessee.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a Google map.[1]

There are 109 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 1 National Historic Landmark. Another 5 properties were once listed but have been removed.

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This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted May 1, 2015.[2]


1871 Rendering of Knoxville, looking to the north-northwest

The earliest settlers in what is now Knox County were Native Americans - the Indian mound is the primary "built structure" that remains from their era. Beginning with explorer Hernando de Soto, who traveled near the county, the earliest Europeans were not settlers but explorers and hunters who left no permanent structures. However, when North Carolina made land available in the Land Grab Act of 1783, early settlers began surveying the region. These men included General James White, who soon owned the land that became downtown Knoxville, as well as Frances Alexander Ramsey and Alexander McMillan.

James White settled in rural east Knox County on the French Broad River in 1785, but constructed a cabin in what is now downtown Knoxville in 1786. General White later requested that his son-in-law, Charles McClung, survey the land around his cabin and lay out sixteen blocks with four lots on each block. After setting aside lots for his residence, a cemetery, college and other functions he deemed necessary, the balance of the lots were sold by lottery on October 3, 1791. In 1792, the community began to take shape: 1) Knox County, Tennessee, was split off from Hawkins County, Tennessee; 2) settlers were constructing buildings on lots they received in the lottery; 3) Samuel and Nathan Cowan opened the first store; and 4) the first tavern was opened by John Chisholm. In 1793, a garrison of soldiers was assigned to protect the settlers.

Other than setting aside land for Blount College (now the University of Tennessee), the earliest structures were built to accommodate basic frontier needs. These included the fort, residences, churches, taverns (which also served as inns) and a cemetery.

In terms of growth, development of the county was due both to expansion of the early settlement (a) and the development of roads (b), which linked James White's Fort to other parts of the state: (a) The original 16 square blocks was expanded to accommodate growth in the population. Moses White, James White's son, laid out East Knoxville, which was originally a separate city and called Mechanicsburg. Colonel John Williams laid out the west end of the town, which was briefly known as Williamsburg; and (b) Roads were constructed to allow access both to surrounding settlements in rural areas of Knox County, and to allow pioneers to travel from the east coast further west. Settlers typically traveled down from southwest Virginia through Rogersville, Tennessee on the Knoxville Road before arriving at Knoxville. By 1795, what is now Kingston Pike went from James White's Fort to the western end of the county. Beyond the western end of the county, this route became known as the Nashville Road. By 1807, the Knoxville Gazette reported that 200 settlers a day were passing through the city on their way further west. Further north in Knox County, Adair's Fort, built by John Adair in Fountain City, protected settlers traveling westward on the Emory Road. And by 1792, Alexander Cunningham was operating the first ferry over the Tennessee River south of Knoxville.

Despite ceasing to be Tennessee's state capital c. 1816, Knoxville continued to grow slowly through the ante-bellum period. And due to the mountainous terrain, slavery never took root as deeply in East Tennessee as it did in Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee. The valleys of East Tennessee, such as the area west of Knoxville accessed by Kingston Pike, did have plantations, a few of whose houses still remain. And the Tennessee River was not as navigable at Knoxville as it was further downstream, so, other than the roads, the city remained comparatively isolated until the railroads began operating. Then, due to Knoxville's central location in the southeast and the railroads that traversed it, the city experienced explosive growth. Initially, the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad (which soon became the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad, and later became part of Southern Railway) began operations in the city. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad soon followed, giving Knoxville access to two prominent transportation companies and two rail stations of architectural significance. The 1880s were the greatest growth period in the city's history, although there was substantial growth after World War II.

1886 Aerial Rendering of Knoxville

Structures now listed on the National Register of Historic Places largely reflect this expansion. There were isolated pockets of settlement, such as the Ramsey House and Marble Springs, in what remains the rural part of the county. As Kingston Pike developed, Crescent Bend and other estates were constructed in what soon became affluent western Knox County. Kingston Pike also linked Bearden, Ebenezer's Mill, and later linked Farragut, Concord and Kingston to Knoxville. There was a flurry of commercial and residential development in the late 19th Century. As streetcars began operation, suburban expansion moved both north and south. Automobiles allowed further urban sprawl to develop.

As the county has expanded, many historic structures have been lost to development. Examples include: 18th Century Chisholm Tavern, which was not demolished until the 20th century as part of the construction of James White Parkway; the Mabry Hood House on Kingston Pike, which was demolished to allow construction of Pellissippi Parkway; and the Baker Peters House on Kingston Pike, which has survived, but has been stripped of its context due to surrounding commercial development, including a carwash in its front yard. By 1900, all that remained of James White's Fort was the fort's main house, which itself was dismantled and moved to a farm outside the city in 1906. In the 1960s, preservation groups moved the house to its present location on Hill Avenue, and reconstructed its historic palisades and outbuildings. Because it has been moved from its original location, the fort is not eligible for listing on the National Register.

Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Adair Gardens Historic District
Adair Gardens Historic District
September 23, 1994
Roughly bounded by Adair, Rose, and Coile Drs.
36°01′32″N 83°55′32″W / 36.025625°N 83.925633°W / 36.025625; -83.925633 (Adair Gardens Historic District)
Knoxville Consists of several houses built in the 1920s and 1930s in the Fountain City community
2 Airplane Service Station
Airplane Service Station
March 18, 2004
6829 Clinton Highway
36°00′33″N 84°01′53″W / 36.009167°N 84.031389°W / 36.009167; -84.031389 (Airplane Service Station)
Knoxville Filling station built in 1930 in the shape of an airplane; located just outside of Knoxville in the Powell community
3 Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, South
March 18, 1997
2820 Asbury Rd.
35°57′13″N 83°49′33″W / 35.953611°N 83.825833°W / 35.953611; -83.825833 (Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, South)
Knoxville Now Asbury United Methodist Church
4 Alexander Bishop House
Alexander Bishop House
September 3, 1997
7924 Bishop Rd.
36°03′51″N 83°59′35″W / 36.064167°N 83.993056°W / 36.064167; -83.993056 (Alexander Bishop House)
Knoxville Believed to have been built in the early 1790s
5 Ayres Hall
Ayres Hall
August 1, 2012
1403 Circle Dr., University of Tennessee
35°57′27″N 83°55′34″W / 35.957496°N 83.926°W / 35.957496; -83.926 (Ayres Hall)
6 Bleak House
Bleak House
November 8, 1984
3148 Kingston Pike
35°56′58″N 83°57′22″W / 35.949444°N 83.956111°W / 35.949444; -83.956111 (Bleak House)
Knoxville Also known as "Confederate Memorial Hall"; currently a museum
7 William Blount Mansion
William Blount Mansion
October 15, 1966
200 W. Hill Ave.
35°57′40″N 83°54′55″W / 35.961111°N 83.915278°W / 35.961111; -83.915278 (William Blount Mansion)
8 Boyd-Harvey House
Boyd-Harvey House
November 7, 1985
Harvey Rd.
35°50′04″N 84°10′48″W / 35.834444°N 84.18°W / 35.834444; -84.18 (Boyd-Harvey House)
Knoxville Located west of Knoxville near Concord
9 Alfred Buffat Homestead
Alfred Buffat Homestead
April 1, 1975
1 mile (1.6 km) north of Knoxville on Love Creek Road
36°01′39″N 83°51′48″W / 36.0275°N 83.863333°W / 36.0275; -83.863333 (Alfred Buffat Homestead)
Knoxville Late-1860s homestead in northeast Knoxville
10 Burwell Building Tennessee Theater
Burwell Building Tennessee Theater
April 1, 1982
600 S. Gay St.
35°57′44″N 83°55′10″W / 35.962222°N 83.919444°W / 35.962222; -83.919444 (Burwell Building Tennessee Theater)
Knoxville Built 1907, theater designed in the Spanish-Moorish style by Graven & Mayger
11 Camp House
Camp House
April 24, 1973
1306 Broadway, NE.
35°59′03″N 83°55′19″W / 35.984167°N 83.921944°W / 35.984167; -83.921944 (Camp House)
Knoxville Commonly called "Greystone"; completed in 1890 for coal tycoon Eldad Cicero Camp, designed by Alfred B. Mullett; now houses offices for local station WATE-TV
12 Candoro Marble Works
Candoro Marble Works
July 22, 2005
681 Maryville Pike
35°55′58″N 83°55′06″W / 35.932778°N 83.918333°W / 35.932778; -83.918333 (Candoro Marble Works)
Knoxville Marble finishing complex built in 1914; includes showroom and garage designed by architect Charles I. Barber; initially added in 1996, showroom and garage relisted for architectural significance in 2005
13 Central United Methodist Church
Central United Methodist Church
November 9, 2005
201 E. 3rd Ave.
35°58′42″N 83°55′20″W / 35.978333°N 83.922222°W / 35.978333; -83.922222 (Central United Methodist Church)
Knoxville Gothic Revival church designed by Baumann & Baumann
14 Chesterfield
November 16, 1977
North of Mascot off Old Rutledge Pike
36°05′37″N 83°45′06″W / 36.093611°N 83.751667°W / 36.093611; -83.751667 (Chesterfield)
Mascot Georgian-style house built in 1838
15 Christenberry Club Room
Christenberry Club Room
March 14, 1997
Southwestern corner of the junction of Henegar and Shamrock Aves.
35°59′51″N 83°55′46″W / 35.9975°N 83.929444°W / 35.9975; -83.929444 (Christenberry Club Room)
Knoxville Designed by Knoxville architectural firm Barber & McMurry
16 Church Street Methodist Church
Church Street Methodist Church
March 10, 2009
913 Henley St.
35°57′36″N 83°55′14″W / 35.95991°N 83.92057°W / 35.95991; -83.92057 (Church Street Methodist Church)
Knoxville Designed by Barber & McMurry and John Russell Pope
17 Concord Village Historic District
Concord Village Historic District
October 22, 1987
Roughly bounded by Lakeridge and 3rd Drs., Spring St., and the Masonic Hall and Cemetery
35°51′58″N 84°08′17″W / 35.866111°N 84.138056°W / 35.866111; -84.138056 (Concord Village Historic District)
18 Contractor's Supply, Inc.
Contractor's Supply, Inc.
July 13, 2011
1909 Schofield St.
35°58′18″N 83°57′20″W / 35.971667°N 83.955556°W / 35.971667; -83.955556 (Contractor's Supply, Inc.)
Knoxville Moderne-style structure built by contractor and developer Howard Rodgers in 1947; designed by Shelton & Stachel
19 Cowan, McClung and Company Building
Cowan, McClung and Company Building
July 12, 1984
500-504 Gay St.
35°57′55″N 83°55′05″W / 35.965278°N 83.918056°W / 35.965278; -83.918056 (Cowan, McClung and Company Building)
Knoxville Now called the "Fidelity Building"; built in 1871, remodeled in 1929 by Baumann & Baumann
20 Craighead-Jackson House
Craighead-Jackson House
March 20, 1973
1000 State St.
35°57′40″N 83°54′52″W / 35.961111°N 83.914444°W / 35.961111; -83.914444 (Craighead-Jackson House)
21 Daniel House
Daniel House
March 19, 1998
2701 Woodson Dr.
35°55′23″N 83°56′57″W / 35.923056°N 83.949167°W / 35.923056; -83.949167 (Daniel House)
Knoxville Moderne-style house built using the frame of a Quonset hut; designed by James Fitzgibbon
22 Daylight Building
Daylight Building
November 25, 2009
501-517 Union Ave.
35°56′59″N 83°57′17″W / 35.949722°N 83.954722°W / 35.949722; -83.954722 (Daylight Building)
23 H.L. Dulin House
H.L. Dulin House
October 15, 1974
3100 Kingston Pike
35°56′59″N 83°57′17″W / 35.949722°N 83.954722°W / 35.949722; -83.954722 (H.L. Dulin House)
Knoxville Also called "Crescent Bluff"; current address is 3106 Kingston Pike
24 Ebenezer Mill
Ebenezer Mill
June 25, 1987
409 Ebenezer Rd.
35°54′19″N 84°04′25″W / 35.905278°N 84.073611°W / 35.905278; -84.073611 (Ebenezer Mill)
Knoxville Turbine-powered gristmill in West Knoxville
25 Emory Place Historic District
Emory Place Historic District
November 10, 1994
Roughly bounded by Broadway, N. Central, Emory, 5th, E. 4th, and King Sts.
35°58′27″N 83°55′21″W / 35.974069°N 83.922483°W / 35.974069; -83.922483 (Emory Place Historic District)
Knoxville Includes Knoxville High School, First Christian Church, a fire station, and several commercial and residential structures
26 Fire Station No. 5
Fire Station No. 5
November 2, 1978
419 Arthur St., NW.
35°58′09″N 83°55′56″W / 35.969167°N 83.932222°W / 35.969167; -83.932222 (Fire Station No. 5)
Knoxville Early-20th century Knoxville Fire Department station built to serve the Mechanicsville neighborhood
27 First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
March 8, 1997
510 Main Ave.
35°57′37″N 83°55′07″W / 35.960278°N 83.918611°W / 35.960278; -83.918611 (First Baptist Church)
Knoxville Designed by Dougherty & Gardner
28 First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
December 4, 1996
Adjacent to 620 State St.
35°57′35″N 83°55′15″W / 35.959722°N 83.920833°W / 35.959722; -83.920833 (First Presbyterian Church Cemetery)
Knoxville Knoxville's oldest cemetery
29 Forest Hills Boulevard Historic District
Forest Hills Boulevard Historic District
April 14, 1992
500-709 Forest Hills Blvd.
35°56′44″N 83°59′09″W / 35.945556°N 83.985833°W / 35.945556; -83.985833 (Forest Hills Boulevard Historic District)
Knoxville Consists of 20 houses built in the late 1920s and 1930s
30 Fort Sanders Historic District
Fort Sanders Historic District
September 16, 1980
Roughly bounded by White and Grand Aves. and 11th and 19th Sts.
35°57′37″N 83°55′54″W / 35.960278°N 83.931667°W / 35.960278; -83.931667 (Fort Sanders Historic District)
Knoxville Consists of several hundred houses and other buildings constructed c. 1880-1920 in the vicinity of the Civil War-era Fort Sanders
31 Fourth and Gill Historic District
Fourth and Gill Historic District
April 29, 1985
Roughly bounded by Interstate 40, Broadway, Central and 5th Ave.
35°58′48″N 83°55′14″W / 35.98°N 83.920556°W / 35.98; -83.920556 (Fourth and Gill Historic District)
Knoxville Includes three churches and several dozen houses built c. 1880-1930
32 Gay Street Commercial Historic District
Gay Street Commercial Historic District
November 4, 1986
Roughly along Gay St. from Summit Hill Dr. to Church Ave.
35°57′56″N 83°55′06″W / 35.965556°N 83.918333°W / 35.965556; -83.918333 (Gay Street Commercial Historic District)
Knoxville Consists of nearly three dozen buildings constructed c. 1880-1940, during Knoxville's commercial boom period
33 General Building
General Building
March 8, 1988
625 Market St.
35°57′47″N 83°55′07″W / 35.963056°N 83.918611°W / 35.963056; -83.918611 (General Building)
Knoxville Designed by Barber & McMurry; now home to First Bank
34 Gibbs Drive Historic District
Gibbs Drive Historic District
November 8, 2000
Gibbs Dr.
36°02′07″N 83°55′35″W / 36.035278°N 83.926389°W / 36.035278; -83.926389 (Gibbs Drive Historic District)
Knoxville Consists of several early-20th-century houses built along Gibbs Drive in Knoxville's Fountain City community
35 Nicholas Gibbs House
Nicholas Gibbs House
September 9, 1988
7633 E Emory Rd.
36°07′26″N 83°50′37″W / 36.123889°N 83.843611°W / 36.123889; -83.843611 (Nicholas Gibbs House)
Corryton Log house built in 1793 by pioneer Nicholas Gibbs
36 Happy Holler Historic District
Happy Holler Historic District
April 23, 2014
1200-1209, 1211 N, Central St., 103,105 E. Anderson & 109, 115 W. Anderson Aves.
35°58′54″N 83°55′47″W / 35.9816501°N 83.9296257°W / 35.9816501; -83.9296257 (Happy Holler Historic District)
Knoxville Part of the Knoxville and Knox County MPS
37 Holston National Bank
Holston National Bank
October 2, 1979
531 S. Gay St.
35°57′51″N 83°55′06″W / 35.964167°N 83.918333°W / 35.964167; -83.918333 (Holston National Bank)
Knoxville Currently a condominium high-rise known simply as "The Holston"; designed by John Kevan Peebles
38 Hopecote
March 20, 2012
1820 Melrose Ave.
35°57′11″N 83°55′59″W / 35.953162°N 83.932995°W / 35.953162; -83.932995 (Hopecote)
Knoxville Designed by local architect John Fanz Staub; includes a cupboard designed by Thomas Hope (whose great-great-grandson built the house), a hearthstone from the James Park House, and woodwork made from timbers salvaged from the Admiral David Farragut birthplace; used as a guesthouse by U.T.
39 Hotpoint Living-Conditioned Home
Hotpoint Living-Conditioned Home
March 15, 2010
509 W. Hills Rd.
35°56′12″N 84°01′51″W / 35.9368°N 84.030803°W / 35.9368; -84.030803 (Hotpoint Living-Conditioned Home)
Knoxville Demonstration "starter home" built in 1954 in West Hills subdivision; designed by Bruce McCarty
40 Island Home Park Historic District
Island Home Park Historic District
November 10, 1994
Bounded by Island Home Boulevard, Fisher and Spence Places, and Maplewood
35°57′33″N 83°52′52″W / 35.959122°N 83.881153°W / 35.959122; -83.881153 (Island Home Park Historic District)
Knoxville Includes 119 contributing houses built c. 1899-1940 in the Island Home Park community of South Knoxville
41 Jackson Avenue Warehouse District
Jackson Avenue Warehouse District
April 11, 1973
Jackson Ave.; also 120-124 Jackson Ave.
35°58′13″N 83°55′08″W / 35.970278°N 83.918889°W / 35.970278; -83.918889 (Jackson Avenue Warehouse District)
Knoxville 120-124 Jackson represents a boundary increase of March 10, 1975
42 Andrew Johnson Hotel
Andrew Johnson Hotel
July 9, 1980
912 S. Gay St.
35°57′41″N 83°54′56″W / 35.961389°N 83.915556°W / 35.961389; -83.915556 (Andrew Johnson Hotel)
Knoxville Now houses offices for Knox County Schools and other county departments; designed by Baumann & Baumann
43 Leroy Keener House
Leroy Keener House
November 13, 1997
3506 Woodlawn School Rd.
35°56′51″N 83°43′24″W / 35.9475°N 83.723333°W / 35.9475; -83.723333 (Leroy Keener House)
Knoxville Greek Revival-style house in southeast Knox County
44 Kingston Pike Historic District
Kingston Pike Historic District
December 4, 1996
Roughly 2728-3151, 3201, 3219, 3401, 3425, and 3643 Kingston Pike
35°56′58″N 83°57′18″W / 35.949444°N 83.955°W / 35.949444; -83.955 (Kingston Pike Historic District)
Knoxville Includes Crescent Bend, the H.L. Dulin House, Judge Taylor House, and several others
45 Knollwood
May 12, 1975
6411 Kingston Pike
35°56′02″N 84°00′32″W / 35.933889°N 84.008889°W / 35.933889; -84.008889 (Knollwood)
Knoxville Currently home to Schaad Companies; address sometimes listed as 150 Major Reynolds Place
46 Knox County Courthouse
Knox County Courthouse
April 24, 1973
Main Ave. and Gay St.
35°57′39″N 83°55′01″W / 35.960833°N 83.916944°W / 35.960833; -83.916944 (Knox County Courthouse)
Knoxville Built by Stephenson and Getaz
47 Knoxville Business College
Knoxville Business College
January 27, 1983
209 W. Church St.
35°57′50″N 83°55′01″W / 35.963889°N 83.916944°W / 35.963889; -83.916944 (Knoxville Business College)
Knoxville Commonly called the "Keyhole Building"; now houses condominiums
48 Knoxville College Historic District
Knoxville College Historic District
May 1, 1980
901 College St., NW.
35°58′11″N 83°56′34″W / 35.969722°N 83.942778°W / 35.969722; -83.942778 (Knoxville College Historic District)
49 Knoxville Iron Foundry Complex-Nail Factory and Warehouse
Knoxville Iron Foundry Complex-Nail Factory and Warehouse
March 25, 1982
715 Western Ave., NW.
35°57′55″N 83°55′36″W / 35.965278°N 83.926667°W / 35.965278; -83.926667 (Knoxville Iron Foundry Complex-Nail Factory and Warehouse)
Knoxville Built by the Knoxville Iron Company in 1875 as a nail factory; now an event center known as "The Foundry"
50 Knoxville National Cemetery
Knoxville National Cemetery
September 12, 1996
939 Tyson St., NW.
35°58′32″N 83°55′39″W / 35.975556°N 83.9275°W / 35.975556; -83.9275 (Knoxville National Cemetery)
51 Knoxville Post Office
Knoxville Post Office
May 31, 1984
501 Main St.
35°57′39″N 83°55′08″W / 35.960833°N 83.918889°W / 35.960833; -83.918889 (Knoxville Post Office)
Knoxville Designed by Baumann & Baumann
52 Knoxville YMCA Building
Knoxville YMCA Building
November 17, 1983
605 Clinch Ave.
35°57′47″N 83°55′16″W / 35.963056°N 83.921111°W / 35.963056; -83.921111 (Knoxville YMCA Building)
Knoxville Designed by Barber & McMurry
53 Lamar House Hotel
Lamar House Hotel
December 4, 1975
803 Gay St., SW.
35°57′47″N 83°55′03″W / 35.963056°N 83.9175°W / 35.963056; -83.9175 (Lamar House Hotel)
Knoxville Lamar House Hotel built in 1816, Bijou Theater (its current function) added in 1909
54 Lebanon in the Forks Cemetery
Lebanon in the Forks Cemetery
November 29, 2010
Asbury Rd. north of Norfolk Southern Railroad
35°57′37″N 83°50′50″W / 35.960278°N 83.847222°W / 35.960278; -83.847222 (Lebanon in the Forks Cemetery)
Knoxville Contains Knox County's oldest marked burial.
55 Lincoln Park United Methodist Church
Lincoln Park United Methodist Church
July 14, 2005
3120 Pershing St.
36°00′03″N 83°56′12″W / 36.000833°N 83.936667°W / 36.000833; -83.936667 (Lincoln Park United Methodist Church)
56 Lindbergh Forest Historic District
Lindbergh Forest Historic District
February 10, 1998
Along Chamberlain, Druid, Glenhurst, Southwood, Winslow, and Woodlawn
35°56′35″N 83°54′27″W / 35.943181°N 83.907425°W / 35.943181; -83.907425 (Lindbergh Forest Historic District)
Knoxville Early automobile suburb, developed in the late-1920s and 1930s
57 Louisville and Nashville Freight Depot
Louisville and Nashville Freight Depot
March 25, 1982
700 Western Ave., NW.
35°57′51″N 83°55′31″W / 35.964167°N 83.925278°W / 35.964167; -83.925278 (Louisville and Nashville Freight Depot)
Knoxville Built 1903-1904
58 Louisville and Nashville Passenger Station
Louisville and Nashville Passenger Station
March 25, 1982
700 Western Ave., NW.
35°57′51″N 83°55′28″W / 35.964167°N 83.924444°W / 35.964167; -83.924444 (Louisville and Nashville Passenger Station)
Knoxville Built 1904-1905, currently home to the Knox County STEM Academy; designed by Richard Monfort
59 Joseph Alexander Mabry, Jr. House
Joseph Alexander Mabry, Jr. House
November 13, 1989
1711 Dandridge Ave.
35°58′16″N 83°54′11″W / 35.971111°N 83.903056°W / 35.971111; -83.903056 (Joseph Alexander Mabry, Jr. House)
Knoxville Commonly called the Mabry-Hazen House; now a museum
60 Mall Building
Mall Building
August 26, 1982
1, 3, 5 Market St.
35°57′53″N 83°55′11″W / 35.964722°N 83.919722°W / 35.964722; -83.919722 (Mall Building)
Knoxville Also called the Kern Building, Odd Fellows Hall, or Hotel St. Oliver; designed by Joseph Baumann, and built in 1875 for confectioner Peter Kern
61 Marble Springs
Marble Springs
May 6, 1971
South of Knoxville on Neubert Springs Rd.
35°53′46″N 83°52′20″W / 35.896111°N 83.872222°W / 35.896111; -83.872222 (Marble Springs)
62 Market Square Commercial Historic District
Market Square Commercial Historic District
December 20, 1984
Market Sq. Mall
35°57′54″N 83°55′10″W / 35.965°N 83.919444°W / 35.965; -83.919444 (Market Square Commercial Historic District)
Knoxville Contains 20 contributing buildings constructed c. 1870-1925
63 Maxwell-Kirby House Upload image
November 30, 1999
8671 Northshore Dr.
35°53′06″N 84°02′25″W / 35.885°N 84.040278°W / 35.885; -84.040278 (Maxwell-Kirby House)
64 Samuel McCammon House
Samuel McCammon House
March 1, 1984
1715 Riverside Dr.
35°57′55″N 83°53′51″W / 35.965278°N 83.8975°W / 35.965278; -83.8975 (Samuel McCammon House)
Knoxville Currently houses offices of Engert Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
65 Alexander McMillan House
Alexander McMillan House
May 10, 2001
7703 Strawberry Plains Pike
36°00′41″N 83°45′57″W / 36.011442°N 83.765958°W / 36.011442; -83.765958 (Alexander McMillan House)
Knoxville Constructed c. 1785 by early Knox County pioneer Alexander McMillan (1749-1837)
66 Mead Marble Quarry
Mead Marble Quarry
March 26, 2014
2915 Island Home Ave.
35°57′05″N 83°52′14″W / 35.951521°N 83.870435°W / 35.951521; -83.870435 (Mead Marble Quarry)
Knoxville Tennessee marble quarry and lime plant complex
67 Mechanics' Bank and Trust Company Building
Mechanics' Bank and Trust Company Building
January 27, 1983
612 S. Gay St.
35°57′53″N 83°55′04″W / 35.964722°N 83.917778°W / 35.964722; -83.917778 (Mechanics' Bank and Trust Company Building)
68 Mechanicsville Historic District
Mechanicsville Historic District
July 18, 1980
Off State Route 62
35°58′07″N 83°56′02″W / 35.968611°N 83.933889°W / 35.968611; -83.933889 (Mechanicsville Historic District)
Knoxville Consists of several dozen houses and other buildings constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
69 Medical Arts Building
Medical Arts Building
May 24, 1984
603 Main St.
35°57′39″N 83°55′11″W / 35.960833°N 83.919722°W / 35.960833; -83.919722 (Medical Arts Building)
Knoxville Built 1929-1930 as an office building for physicians; designed by Manley and Young
70 Middlebrook
June 18, 1974
4001 Middlebrook Pike
35°57′50″N 83°58′39″W / 35.963889°N 83.9775°W / 35.963889; -83.9775 (Middlebrook)
Knoxville 1845-era frame house
71 Minvilla
December 10, 2010
447 N. Broadway
35°58′20″N 83°55′28″W / 35.972222°N 83.924444°W / 35.972222; -83.924444 (Minvilla)
Knoxville Built as a rowhouse complex in 1913; converted into Fifth Avenue Motel in the early 1960s; rehabilited as housing for the homeless, 2002-2010; designed by Baumann Brothers
72 Monday House
Monday House
April 19, 2001
2721 Asbury Rd.
35°57′10″N 83°49′46″W / 35.952803°N 83.829542°W / 35.952803; -83.829542 (Monday House)
Knoxville Also called the Weigel-Shell House
73 Benjamin Morton House
Benjamin Morton House
November 10, 2004
4084 Kingston Pike
35°56′39″N 83°58′26″W / 35.944167°N 83.973889°W / 35.944167; -83.973889 (Benjamin Morton House)
Knoxville Built in 1927 for Knoxville mayor Benjamin Morton, designed by Baumann & Baumann
74 New Salem United Methodist Church
New Salem United Methodist Church
August 11, 1983
2417 Tipton Station Rd.
35°53′06″N 83°53′54″W / 35.885°N 83.898333°W / 35.885; -83.898333 (New Salem United Methodist Church)
Knoxville Gothic Revival-style church located off Gov. John Sevier Highway in South Knox County
75 Capt. James Newman House Upload image
October 30, 1998
8906 Newman Ln.
35°57′35″N 83°41′37″W / 35.959722°N 83.693611°W / 35.959722; -83.693611 (Capt. James Newman House)
76 North Hills Historic District
North Hills Historic District
July 25, 2008
Roughly bounded by North Hills, North Park, and Fountain Park Boulevards
36°00′18″N 83°54′06″W / 36.005042°N 83.901744°W / 36.005042; -83.901744 (North Hills Historic District)
Knoxville Consists of several dozen houses built in the late 1920s and 1930s
77 Old Gray Cemetery
Old Gray Cemetery
December 4, 1996
543 N. Broadway
35°58′29″N 83°55′35″W / 35.974722°N 83.926389°W / 35.974722; -83.926389 (Old Gray Cemetery)
78 Old Knoxville City Hall
Old Knoxville City Hall
May 31, 1972
Summit Hill Dr.
35°57′55″N 83°55′24″W / 35.965278°N 83.923333°W / 35.965278; -83.923333 (Old Knoxville City Hall)
Knoxville Originally the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, used as city hall 1923-1980; now an extension of Lincoln Memorial University; built and possibly designed by Jacob Newman
79 Old North Knoxville Historic District
Old North Knoxville Historic District
May 14, 1992
Roughly bounded by E. Woodland, Bluff, Armstrong, E. Baxter, and Central Aves.
35°59′13″N 83°55′33″W / 35.986953°N 83.925883°W / 35.986953; -83.925883 (Old North Knoxville Historic District)
Knoxville Consists of 496 houses and outbuildings constructed c. 1888-1940
80 Old Post Office Building
Old Post Office Building
March 20, 1973
Clinch and Market Sts.
35°57′49″N 83°55′07″W / 35.963611°N 83.918611°W / 35.963611; -83.918611 (Old Post Office Building)
Knoxville Usually called the "Old Customs House"; designed by Alfred B. Mullett; currently houses part of the East Tennessee History Center
81 Ossoli Circle Clubhouse
Ossoli Circle Clubhouse
March 21, 1985
2511 W. Cumberland Ave.
35°57′10″N 83°56′37″W / 35.952778°N 83.943611°W / 35.952778; -83.943611 (Ossoli Circle Clubhouse)
Knoxville Designed by Barber & McMurry
82 Park City Historic District
Park City Historic District
October 25, 1990
Roughly bounded by Washington Ave., Cherry St., Woodbine Ave., Beaman St., Magnolia Ave., and Winona St.
35°59′13″N 83°53′56″W / 35.986944°N 83.898889°W / 35.986944; -83.898889 (Park City Historic District)
Knoxville Consists of several hundred houses built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in what is now the Parkridge community and its vicinity
83 Park City Junior High School
Park City Junior High School
June 30, 1983
523 Bertrand St.
35°58′52″N 83°54′27″W / 35.981111°N 83.9075°W / 35.981111; -83.9075 (Park City Junior High School)
Knoxville Designed by Albert Baumann, Jr., and William B. Ittner; renovated as a condominium by Kristopher Kendrick
84 James Park House
James Park House
October 18, 1972
422 W. Cumberland Ave.
35°57′42″N 83°55′07″W / 35.961667°N 83.918611°W / 35.961667; -83.918611 (James Park House)
Knoxville Rests on foundation built in 1790s by John Sevier, house constructed in 1812 by James Park; now corporate headquarters for Gulf and Ohio Railways
85 Peters House
Peters House
March 31, 1999
1319 Grainger Ave.
35°59′20″N 83°55′10″W / 35.988889°N 83.919444°W / 35.988889; -83.919444 (Peters House)
Knoxville Built in the 1850s, remodeled in the 1890s by George Franklin Barber
86 Ivan Racheff House
Ivan Racheff House
July 17, 2002
1943 Tennessee Ave.
35°58′46″N 83°57′12″W / 35.979444°N 83.953333°W / 35.979444; -83.953333 (Ivan Racheff House)
Knoxville Home and gardens of Knoxville Iron Company president Ivan Racheff; now a museum
87 Ramsey House
Ramsey House
December 23, 1969
Southeast of Knoxville on Thorngrove Pike
35°58′02″N 83°49′33″W / 35.967222°N 83.825833°W / 35.967222; -83.825833 (Ramsey House)
Knoxville Now a museum; built by early Knoxville architect Thomas Hope
88 Riverdale Historic District
Riverdale Historic District
April 23, 1997
6145 and 6603 Thorngrove Pike and 6802 Hodges Ferry Rd.
35°57′32″N 83°46′27″W / 35.958889°N 83.774167°W / 35.958889; -83.774167 (Riverdale Historic District)
Knoxville Contains several 19th-century houses related to the Riverdale community
89 Riverdale Mill
Riverdale Mill
March 13, 1987
Wayland Rd. and Thorngrove Pike
35°57′32″N 83°46′37″W / 35.958889°N 83.776944°W / 35.958889; -83.776944 (Riverdale Mill)
Knoxville 19th-century gristmill; overshot wheel still intact
90 Riverdale School
Riverdale School
March 14, 1997
7009 Thorngrove Pike
35°57′57″N 83°45′11″W / 35.965833°N 83.753056°W / 35.965833; -83.753056 (Riverdale School)
Knoxville Built in 1938; designed by Barber & McMurry
91 Ross Marble Quarry
Ross Marble Quarry
March 26, 2014
2915 Island Home Ave.
35°56′53″N 83°52′18″W / 35.948038°N 83.871562°W / 35.948038; -83.871562 (Ross Marble Quarry)
Knoxville Tennessee marble quarry
92 Avery Russell House
Avery Russell House
June 5, 1975
11409 Kingston Pike
35°52′51″N 84°09′41″W / 35.880833°N 84.161389°W / 35.880833; -84.161389 (Avery Russell House)
Farragut Also known as the Martin-Russell House after its initial owner, Samuel Martin
93 St. John's Lutheran Church
St. John's Lutheran Church
April 4, 1985
544 Broadway, NW.
35°58′26″N 83°55′26″W / 35.973889°N 83.923889°W / 35.973889; -83.923889 (St. John's Lutheran Church)
Knoxville Designed by R. F. Graf
94 Savage House and Garden
Savage House and Garden
October 17, 1997
3237 Garden Dr.
36°02′31″N 83°55′38″W / 36.041944°N 83.927222°W / 36.041944; -83.927222 (Savage House and Garden)
Knoxville Japanese-style garden established c. 1915 in Knoxville's Fountain City community
95 Seven Islands Methodist Church
Seven Islands Methodist Church
March 18, 1997
8100 Seven Islands Rd.
35°57′05″N 83°42′19″W / 35.951389°N 83.705278°W / 35.951389; -83.705278 (Seven Islands Methodist Church)
Knoxville Located in southeast Knox County near the Sevier County line; congregation founded in 1802, church built in the 1850s
96 South Market Historic District
South Market Historic District
December 4, 1996
707, 709, and 713 Market St. and 404 and 406 Church Ave.
35°57′47″N 83°54′27″W / 35.963056°N 83.9075°W / 35.963056; -83.9075 (South Market Historic District)
Knoxville Includes the Cherokee Building (404 Church), the Ely (406 Church), the Cunningham (707 Market), the Stuart (709 Market), and the Cate (713 Market), all constructed c. 1895-1907
97 Southern Terminal and Warehouse Historic District
Southern Terminal and Warehouse Historic District
November 18, 1985
Roughly bounded by Depot Ave., N. Central Ave., Sullivan St., S. Central Ave., Vine Ave., and N. and S. Gay St.; also 100 N. Broadway and 525 W. Jackson Ave.
35°58′10″N 83°55′12″W / 35.969444°N 83.92°W / 35.969444; -83.92 (Southern Terminal and Warehouse Historic District)
Knoxville Part of this district overlaps with the Jackson Avenue Warehouse Historic District. Second set of addresses represents a boundary increase of March 10, 2004
98 Statesview
April 24, 1973
600 S Peters Rd, about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Knoxville off U.S. Route 70
35°53′53″N 84°04′22″W / 35.898056°N 84.072778°W / 35.898056; -84.072778 (Statesview)
Knoxville Built by early Knoxville architect Thomas Hope for surveyor Charles McClung
99 Stratford
July 16, 2009
809 Dry Gap Pike
36°01′40″N 83°58′24″W / 36.027722°N 83.973458°W / 36.027722; -83.973458 (Stratford)
Knoxville Built in 1910 by furniture magnate James G. Sterchi, designed by R.F. Graf; now an event center
100 Talahi Improvements
Talahi Improvements
December 26, 1979
near the intersection of Cherokee Blvd and Talahi Dr
35°56′09″N 83°57′37″W / 35.935833°N 83.960278°W / 35.935833; -83.960278 (Talahi Improvements)
Knoxville Late-1920s suburban development in the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood
101 Tennessee School for the Deaf Historic District
Tennessee School for the Deaf Historic District
December 4, 1996
2725 Island Home Boulevard
35°57′33″N 83°52′46″W / 35.959167°N 83.879444°W / 35.959167; -83.879444 (Tennessee School for the Deaf Historic District)
102 Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church
August 26, 1982
416 Lovenia Ave.
35°58′41″N 83°55′18″W / 35.978056°N 83.921667°W / 35.978056; -83.921667 (Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church)
Knoxville Now called the "Knoxville House of Faith"; home to a Pentecostal congregation
103 Gen. Lawrence D. Tyson House
Gen. Lawrence D. Tyson House
August 1, 2012
1609 Melrose Ave., University of Tennessee
35°57′21″N 83°55′49″W / 35.955759°N 83.930184°W / 35.955759; -83.930184 (Gen. Lawrence D. Tyson House)
Knoxville Home of General Lawrence Tyson; built in 1890s, remodeled in 1907 by George Franklin Barber; now known as the Tyson Alumni House
104 Tyson Junior High School
Tyson Junior High School
July 1, 1998
2607 Kingston Pike
35°57′08″N 83°56′45″W / 35.952222°N 83.945833°W / 35.952222; -83.945833 (Tyson Junior High School)
Knoxville Designed by Baumann & Baumann; now an office building
105 U.T. Agriculture Farm Mound
U.T. Agriculture Farm Mound
March 30, 1978
Junction of Chapman and Joe Johnson Drives on the University of Tennessee campus[6]
35°56′50″N 83°56′24″W / 35.947222°N 83.940000°W / 35.947222; -83.940000 (U.T. Agriculture Farm Mound)
Knoxville Late Woodland period mound built c. AD 1000.
106 Westmoreland Water Wheel and Gatepost
Westmoreland Water Wheel and Gatepost
December 18, 2013
Jct. of Sherwood Dr. & Westland Ave.
35°55′20″N 83°59′57″W / 35.92213°N 83.99924°W / 35.92213; -83.99924 (Westmoreland Water Wheel and Gatepost)
Knoxville Part of the Knoxville and Knox County MPS; built in 1923 and designed by Charles I. Barber.
107 Westwood
November 8, 1984
3425 Kingston Pike
35°56′55″N 83°56′58″W / 35.948611°N 83.949444°W / 35.948611; -83.949444 (Westwood)
Knoxville Also known as the Adelia Armstrong Lutz House; designed by Baumann Brothers
108 Gen. John T. Wilder House
Gen. John T. Wilder House
November 24, 1997
2027 Riverside Dr.
35°57′59″N 83°53′23″W / 35.966389°N 83.889722°W / 35.966389; -83.889722 (Gen. John T. Wilder House)
Knoxville Built in 1904 by General John T. Wilder
109 Col. John Williams House
Col. John Williams House
December 3, 1980
2325 Dandridge Ave.
35°58′17″N 83°53′08″W / 35.971389°N 83.885556°W / 35.971389; -83.885556 (Col. John Williams House)
Knoxville Home of senator and diplomat John Williams

Former listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Caswell-Taylor House
Caswell-Taylor House
November 10, 1983
August 1, 1986
803 N. Fourth St.
Knoxville Damaged by fire; demolished; former home of Governor Robert Love Taylor
2 Commerce Avenue Fire Hall
Commerce Avenue Fire Hall
August 16, 1977
201-205 Commerce Ave.
35°58′04″N 83°55′06″W / 35.96782°N 83.91823°W / 35.96782; -83.91823 (Commerce Avenue Fire Hall)
Knoxville HABS TN-211 [1]; demolished
3 Lebanon-in-the-Fork Presbyterian Church Upload image
May 27, 1975
Asbury Rd.
Knoxville The church was the first Presbyterian church in Knox County, established in 1791 by Rev. Samuel Carrick.[7] Its building was destroyed in a 1981 fire; the associated cemetery is still listed.[8]
4 Thomas J. Walker House Upload image
April 1, 1998
July 24, 2008
2325 Dandridge Ave.
Knoxville Burned down in 2003
5 Isaac Ziegler House
Isaac Ziegler House
May 2, 1975
August 1, 1986
712 N. Fourth Ave.
35°58′43″N 83°55′04″W / 35.9786°N 83.9178°W / 35.9786; -83.9178 (Isaac Ziegler House)
Knoxville Demolished.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on May 1, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-24. 
  5. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. ^ Activities and Projects: Indian Mound Adopt-a-Spot, University of Tennessee, n.d. Accessed 2013-04-06.
  7. ^ Bennett, Ann K. (1994). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Historic and Architectural Resources in Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee" (PDF). National Park Service. 
  8. ^ "Designated Properties: Knox County Historic Zoning Commission". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ash, Stephen V. Past Times : A Daybook of Knoxville History. Knoxville News-Sentinel, 1991.
  • Barber, John W., and Howe, Henry. All the Western States and Territories, . . . (Cincinnati, Ohio: Howe's Subscription Book Concern, 1867). pp. 631–632.
  • Deaderick, Lucille. Heart of the Valley: A History of Knoxville, Tennessee. (East Tennessee Historical Society, 1976).
  • Folmsbee, Stanley J. and Lucile Deaderick. The Founding of Knoxville. (East Tennessee Historical Society, 1941.)
  • History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together With an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of From Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. (The Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago, Nashville, 1887.)
  • Hooper, Ed. Images of America: Knoxville. (Arcadia Publishing, 2003).
  • Humes, Thomas W. The Half-Century of Knoxville: Being the Address and Proceedings at the Semi-Centennial Anniversary of the Settlement of the Town, February 10, 1842. To which is added an appendix: containing a number of historical documents. (Printed at the Register Office, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1852).
  • Isenhour, Judith Clayton. Knoxville, A Pictorial History. (Donning Company, 1978, 1980).
  • Knoxville: Fifty Landmarks. (Knoxville: The Knoxville Heritage Committee of the Junior League of Knoxville, 1976).
  • Powell, Lyman Pierson, editor. Historic Towns of the Southern States. (G. P. Putnam, New York, London, 1900).
  • Rothrock, Mary U., editor. The French Broad-Holston Country: A History of Knox County, Tennessee. (Knox County Historical Committee; East Tennessee Historical Society, 1946).
  • The Future of Knoxville's Past: Historic and Architectural Resources in Knoxville, Tennessee (Knoxville Historic Zoning Commission, October, 2006)

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