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between moving overseas, getting married, and having some kids i fell behind on posting photos. so here's some photos of my hometown taken between 2010-2016. i organized as best i could by neighborhood with information on notable demolitions (and it's scary how many occurred during this time IMO).


my Knoxville pics from 2009 if you want more


Downtown

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Baptist Hospital, now partially demolished

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RIP McClung warehouse

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the Old City
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RIP Mural
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Fort Sanders
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Developed in the late 19th century as a residential area for Knoxville's growing upper and middle classes, the neighborhood now provides housing primarily for the university's student population. Fort Sanders was the childhood home of author James Agee, and provided the setting for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Death in the Family. A ten-fold expansion of U.T.'s student body after World War II brought about the need for student housing, and many of the old homes in Fort Sanders have since been converted into apartments.
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RIP Pickle Mansion


East Knoxville/Magnolia Ave
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East Knoxville is the section of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, that lies east of the city's downtown area. It is concentrated along Magnolia Avenue (US-70/US-11), Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard, Dandridge Avenue, and adjacent streets, and includes the neighborhoods of Parkridge, Chilhowee Park, Morningside, Five Points, and Burlington.[1] East Knoxville is home to the Knoxville Zoo, the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, and Chilhowee Park.
Urban renewal projects in Downtown Knoxville in the 1950s and 1960s displaced numerous African American residents, many of whom relocated to East Knoxville. Most East Knoxville neighborhoods remain mixed neighborhoods
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Tennessee Valley Fair
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Fun tour LSyd. I spent a week in Knoxville about 25 years ago. Seemed like a pleasant place with a decent college town vibe. Had dinner at Patrick Sullivans a couple of nights, and spent some time in the old city. Fun stuff. It's a pity about the Pickle Mansion (pic #39), I thought it was going to be demolished. Thanks for the tour.
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This is a great tour. My sister moved to Knoxville, after college. It's a very interesting place to explore. The last time I was up there, not long ago, we visited a new bowling alley in a beautiful old building.

A Lego model (55) of Huntsville's skyline in Knoxville?
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Fantastic - love the tour of the historic housing in Fort Sanders.
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Never knew what Knoxville looked like. Pleasantly surprised. Great pictures.
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Nice photos. It's been a while since I worked in Knoxville but I recognize a few landmarks. You're from Knoxville and are not familiar with Chattanooga?
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Seems most people just pass through Knoxville on their way to somewhere else, but they really shouldn't. Thanks for showing us some of the beauty that lies within.
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Tennessee is a bit overlooked. They have like half a dozen decent cities. Nashville is booming. Chattanooga is gorgeous. Memphis has historic charm and growth. Then there's Knoxville and others. Nice shots.
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Nice photos. Knoxville is a very fun place to visit. I have family that live down there and I visit quite often.
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thanks for the replies

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A Lego model (55) of Huntsville's skyline in Knoxville?
i didn't notice it when i took this but that's because i've only seen that skyline at night and in inclement weather. but now i see it and i need to ask the builder about it.

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Tennessee is a bit overlooked. They have like half a dozen decent cities. Nashville is booming. Chattanooga is gorgeous. Memphis has historic charm and growth. Then there's Knoxville and others. Nice shots.
it is, and it's also, IMO, a conservative hellhole i'm happy to no longer be a resident of, even if it has some underrated cities. now i need to work on my Memphis pics from 18 months ago. or go back, since it's now one of my favorite US cities since it almost has a pedestrian-only street and lots of historic charm and quirk.

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Thanks dude! Great tour! I seriously love seeing Knoxille. Very overlooked but it packs a punch above what one might expect
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