Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
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° 57.853′ N, 83° 55.051′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on South Gay Street south of Clinch Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, facing South Gay Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 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. Site of Blount College (here, next to this marker); Creation of the Southeastern Conference (a few steps from this marker); Site of John H. Crozier Home (a few steps from this marker); The Everly Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Ernie Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Journal Arcade Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Christopher Krutch (within shouting distance of this marker); Gay Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Regarding Tennessee Theater. National Register of Historic Places #82003979 Official State Theater of Tennessee
Also see . . . Tennessee Theatre History. The Tennessee Theatre first opened its doors on October 1, 1928. When the first patrons stepped inside the “movie palace” to see their favorite stars on the silver screen, they paid only 40 cents for matinees and 60 cents for evening shows. The Theatre has a Spanish-Moorish style interior that incorporates elements from all parts of the world: Czechoslovakian crystals in the French-style chandeliers, Italian terrazzo flooring in the Grand Lobby, and Asian influences in the carpet and drapery patterns. It was one of the first public places in Knoxville to have air-conditioning. (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.