Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cowan, McClung and Company Building / Fidelity Building
National Register of Historic Places
has placed this property on the
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
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 and the Civil Rights Movement (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); Site of John H. Crozier HomeCreation of the Southeastern Conference (about 300 feet away); Krutch Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Regarding Cowan, McClung and Company Building / Fidelity Building. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.