Jackson Avenue Warehouse District

Jackson Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee

Photos 

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Jackson Avenue Warehouses area group of three, four and five story commercial structures. These Romanesque buildings were primarily built 1888-1894 (Others have been added later). The uniformity is unique in the Southeast. They illustrate the large jobbing trade for which Knoxville was famous. This trade elevated the regional economy to national participation. (The railroads were largely responsible for the transportation of the cargo.) Notable are their large areas of red brick surfaces, stone or terra cotta trim, one story cast-iron fronts, and elaborate cornices. The Lockett and Carhart Buildings (107 and 121) have the best terra cotta work of any extant city building. Sullivan's Saloon is the best extant example known in the Southeast of a large downtown saloon. Its Queen Anne-Romanesque exterior is well preserved. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1973
Reference number
73001802
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Warehouse
Current function
Warehouse
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899

Tags 

Brick (42,462)
District (10,519)
Have Street View (46,447)
Knox County, Tennessee (118)
Knoxville, Tennessee (92)
Private owner (54,398)
Stone (26,160)
Tennessee (2,878)
Terra cotta (3,922)

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2021: New photos from Michael Miller
  • June 6, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • May 17, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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