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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

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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

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