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Cowan, McClung and Company Building / Fidelity Building

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
Cowan, McClung and Company Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
1. Cowan, McClung and Company Building Marker
Inscription.  
The United States Department
of Interior
has placed this property on the

National Register
of
Historic Places

 
Location. 35° 57.914′ N, 83° 55.087′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of South Gay Street and Union Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Gay Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level directly on the subject building, just to the left of the main entrance, facing South Gay Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 South Gay Street, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catherine Wiley (within shouting distance of this marker); Gay Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Christopher Krutch (about 300 feet away); Tennessee Ernie Ford (about 300 feet away); Krutch Park (about 400 feet away); Market House Bell (about 400 feet away); Knoxville's Market House (about 400 feet away); Site of Blount College (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Regarding Cowan, McClung and Company Building / Fidelity Building.
Cowan, McClung and Company Building Marker<br>(<i>wide view  marker visible left of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
2. Cowan, McClung and Company Building Marker
(wide view marker visible left of entrance)
National Register of Historic Places #84003566 (1984). Now called the "Fidelity Building"; built in 1871, remodeled in 1929 by Baumann & Baumann.
 
Also see . . .  Cowan, McClung & Company Building. This building was built in 1871, as the home for the Cowan, McClung & Company, the largest department store in Knoxville in the post-Civil War period, until 1919, when it went out of business. The architects were Joseph F. Baumann and Peter J. Williamson, who designed the building in the Second Renaissance Revival style. (Submitted on June 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Cowan, McClung and Company Building / Fidelity Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
3. Cowan, McClung and Company Building / Fidelity Building
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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