Near Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
of Historic Places
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 35° 57.931′ N, 83° 45.825′ W. Marker is near Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Thorngrove Pike and Drinnen Road, on the right when traveling west on Thorngrove Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7009 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville TN 37914, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manifold Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ramsey House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Ramsey House Plantation (approx. 3.4 miles away); Seven Islands Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Ramsey House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Asbury Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Kelly Family Farm (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lebanon in the Fork (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Regarding Riverdale School.
Riverdale School is the surviving example of the role played by P.W.A. in aiding the growth of the school system in Knox County. In addition to its illustration of educational growth, it retains most of its original architectural integrity. The work, executed by Barber & McMurray, displays a significant interpretation of Classical Revival architecture. This design, its representation of the education system, and its ties with the Depression-era funding afforded by the P.W.A. program, all contribute to its historic and architectural significance in Knoxville and Knox County.
Also see . . .
1. Riverdale School. National Register nomination (PDF) and photographs (separate PDF) submitted for the former school. (Submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Gallery. Photo slideshow of the former school, which is now a private residence and the home of the French Broad Preservation Association. (The Riverdale School) (Submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.