Structure: Medical buildingLocation: Union City, TennesseeArchitect: Mann & HarroverDate: 1953Tidbit: Built for a group of eight doctors, this medical building was designed to give each of the doctors’ offices light and views. The waiting room (above) featured an exposed steel-frame cage with its “three roof bays framed with diamond-shaped steel
Structure: McCarty Cabin / E.H. McCarty Summer HomeLocation: Gatlinburg, TennesseeArchitect: Bruce McCartyDate: 1952Story: If you’ve ever searched Google for Knoxville mid-century modern architecture, chances are pretty high you’ve seen work designed by legendary Knoxville architect Bruce McCarty. Not even this blog is immune to Bruce’s charm…as evidenced by our recent
Much ink has been spilled about Knoxville architect Bruce McCarty. Bruce was born in Indiana, studied architecture at Princeton, and left school to serve as a P-38 pilot in World War II. After finishing up his undergrad at Princeton, he did a stint as a draftsman in the Knoxville office
Structure: TVA Operations Office BuildingLocation: Chattanooga, TennesseeArchitect: Vincent G. KlingDate: 1965Tidbit: In 1965, the TVA had a problem: their offices were scattered throughout 18 offices in Downtown Chattanooga, not exactly an efficient use of space. Progressive Architecture said the scattered TVA buildings “resemble[d] the organization of items in a woman's
Structure: Seamour Shavin HouseLocation: Chattanooga, TennesseArchitect: Frank Lloyd WrightDate: 1951Story: I can’t believe I’ve not yet profiled the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Tennessee! Ok. First things first, this blog owes a lot to the work of the late Gavin Townsend along with the intrepid work of passionate Wright
Structure: Stapleton Long ResidenceLocation: Morristown, TennesseeArchitect: Stapleton LongDate: 1964Story: Today’s house is something you don’t quite expect to discover in a small down in East Tennessee. I'll save the wonderful story for after the photos, let's look at this incredible space! STORY TIME! Stapleton "Stape" Long The year is 1944. The place is
Structure: Mario Bianculli Residence ILocation: Knoxville, TennesseeArchitect: Mario BianculliDate: 1941Story: Italian-American architect Mario Bianculli came to work for the TVA at the beginning of 1936. Shortly thereafter, in 1938, he met and married Katherine (Kay) Potts, a Knoxville schoolteacher. Artist's profile of Mario Biancull Kay’s family lived in Chattanooga, so not
Structure: Liesje Ketchel ResidenceLocation: Oak Ridge, TennesseeArchitect: Liesje KetchelDate: 1970Tidbit: In 1970, Dr. Melvin Ketchel (a biologist with a PhD from Harvard) was hired to head up the Oak Ridge Population Research Institute. His wife, Liesje Ketchel, had a BA in psychology and an MArch from Harvard. So, while Dr.