Talk:Knox County Courthouse (Tennessee)

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Robert Love Taylor reference[edit]

I can't say that Gov. Taylor did not lead a delegation to have John Sevier's body reinterred in the lawn of the Courthouse. He was Governor in 1889 when it happened. I can say, though, that the Mary Rothrock French-Broad-Holston Country reference does not mention him in relation to the event (in fact, he never appears in the book for any reason). The statement needs another reference. Archarin (talk) 18:14, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Fixed Bms4880 (talk) 19:11, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Fixed I added another. Archarin (talk) 19:39, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Stephenson and Getaz[edit]

"The county hired Stephenson and Getaz, a local contracting firm that specialized in hardwood mantels, to build the courthouse." This is any extremely odd way to represent Stephenson and Getaz, who were always described, as I can find, as architects and builders. David Getaz was an architect. The mantel company was a separate concern. Dr. Jim Tumblin had a nice article in the Bearden Shopper about them, but for which I can't find an online copy. I've reworded the article somewhat, without this as a reference, but since the statement already had no references, it may not be any better documented, but it is more accurate. Archarin (talk) 17:27, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

I found a reference for Getaz as an architect (the document, Historical and Architectural Resources of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee, used to be somewhere online, but I couldn't find it; fortunately, I have an offline copy). Interestingly, it says Getaz "was most noted for winning the 1885 design competition for the Knox County Courthouse." Bms4880 (talk) 20:52, 6 August 2012 (UTC)