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Turning point

Photo courtesy of Visit Knoxville

People who haven’t been to downtown Knoxville in a decade or two will need to allow some time for adjustment. The general shapes of the narrow old streets and crowded buildings look familiar, maybe. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM Features

A gilded past

From the Thompson Photograph Collection, McClung Historical Collection

Entering the new S&W Grand Café in downtown Knoxville, a gentle breeze of nostalgia wafts over you. Perhaps it’s the glazed terra cotta Art Deco façade of the old building. Or perhaps it’s the dazzling reconstruction inside. more

Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM Features