Jackson Avenue Warehouse District

Jackson Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee


Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey


Street View 


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 

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


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