Structure: Hamilton National Bank, Bearden BranchLocation: Knoxville, TennesseeArchitect: Robert B. Church IIIDate: 1974Story: Banking, as we know it, has been around for centuries. In the early days of what we might call "modern banking" (think the 1800s), banks wanted to project stability and safety. Their architecture reflected that goal (see,
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: Joseph Koprowski HouseLocation: Gatlinburg, TennesseeArchitect: James A. EmbreyDate: 1970Tidbit: In the mid 1960s, violinist Joseph Boleslav Koprowski moved to Gatlinburg to become the concert master for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He had Gatlinburg architect James Embrey design him a house up on the one of the tallest hills in Gatlinburg.
Structure: Philip Livingston HouseLocation: Chattanooga, TennesseeArchitect: Richard NeutraDate: 1955Story: Sometimes, when you see a marvelous mid-century house, your heart starts to flutter. If it flutters too much, you’ll need to go see a cardiologist. Now, as luck would have it, the owner of the house we're featuring in this blog was indeed
Structure: Fiser HouseLocation: Knoxville, TennesseeArchitect: Hubert BebbDate: 1961Tidbit: In the early 1960s, Knoxville, Tennessee had a prominent home builder named John Fiser. Joe had always wanted a lake house, so when the time came, he turned to notable Gatlinburg architect Hubert Bebb and had him design a gargantuan 4,600, tri-level, hexagonal-shaped house
Structure: Stewart Henslee House (called "Fairhill")Location: Knoxville, TennesseeArchitect: Cliff MayDate: 1949Story: In the early 1940s, a Knoxville, Tennessee furniture salesman (Stewart Henslee) joined up with the Navy. He was stationed at Naval Base Coronado (NBC), a base that sits on the island of Coronado, California (an island just off the coast of San Diego,