Category Archives: Historic preservation

Knoxville Garden Club decks out Blount Mansion: another darn good reason for a party!

Blount Mansion, known to Native Americans when it was built in 1792 as “the house with many eyes,” is a special Knoxville space. Designated a National Historic Landmark, it was built by William Blount, a North Carolina politician and land … Continue reading

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Twilight in the garden of good and evil

The last of Knox Heritage’s fun “Summer Suppers” was one of the year’s best! And it was held in one of the most historic places in Knoxville — Old Gray Cemetery on Broadway. Established in 1850, Old Gray contains the … Continue reading

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Even puppy can’t steal the show from this cook

Here’s a little tip for deciding which of Knox Heritage’s many great Summer Suppers you want to attend each year. Of course, it’s good to look for an interesting setting. And the date has to fit your calendar. But another … Continue reading

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Quarry setting serves up Spanish ‘Summer Supper’

A spectacular garden landscape on a beautiful evening. Convivial friends and acquaintances. And a wide range of delectable seafood dishes prepared by one of Knoxville’s most talented and in-demand chefs. That about sums up the Knox Heritage Summer Supper held … Continue reading

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Knox Heritage opens can of beans (even for dessert)!

When Alan and I signed up to go to Knox Heritage’s Summer Supper at the Bush Brothers canning plant in Chestnut Hill last weekend, we expected that we’d have beans as part of our dinner. But I never dreamed they … Continue reading

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Delectable dinner at the Hazens’ — circa the 1920s

There are several challenges incumbent upon those who try to recreate a meal from times long gone. First of all, the original ingredients might not be available. Secondly, trends and tastes have changed. Thirdly, you never really know exactly what … Continue reading

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Heat can’t beat Knoxvillians set on a feast!

It was a scorcher! But the charm of the evening more than made up for it. (And the fans helped!) The occasion was an Italian feast in the lovely historic home of Jim and Pam Given in Fountain City. It … Continue reading

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Historic preservation with a Polish twist (and pierogies!)

Pierogies, borscht, cabbage. Ah, the food of Poland. And vodka, of course. Potato vodka. Forty folks shelled out $170 each for these delicacies last week, along with a chance to dine at the Sequoyah Hills home of former Ambassador to … Continue reading

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Knoxville’s best neighborhood (at least, for me!)

No neighborhood in Knoxville has as much variety of residential options as does downtown. That’s why the City People organization has been able to conduct a downtown home tour every year for decades. The 2017 version was this past weekend and … Continue reading

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Victuals, veterans and a pinch of politics

The garden party this week at Eddie Mannis’ beautifully restored historic home on Kingston Pike was memorable for several reasons: Mannis confirmed that he is running for Knoxville mayor; All the delicious food was prepared, not by a caterer, but … Continue reading

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