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St. James Hotel

 

—Cradle of Country Music Tour —

 
St. James Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 30, 2018
1. St. James Hotel Marker
Inscription. The St. James Hotel located on Wall Avenue, off of Market Square, was the site of several significant recordings with the Brunswick-Balke-Collander Company in 1929 and 1930.

The Tennessee Ramblers, a family band from nearby Clinton, Tennessee, were among the musicians who recorded here. One of the band's members, Willie Sievers, was among the first professional female country music guitarists. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 35° 57.97′ N, 83° 55.175′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Wall Avenue and Strong Street, on the right when traveling west on Wall Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at the southeast corner of the block with Tennessee Valley Authority headquaters building. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elvis Presley (within shouting distance of this marker); Archie Campbell / Chet Atkins (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Market House Bell (about 500 feet away); Knoxville's Market House (about 500 feet away); Krutch Park (about 600 feet away); Father Abram J. Ryan (about 700 feet away); Gay Street (about 800 feet away); Tennessee Ernie Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brunswick Records. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Tennessee Ramblers (Tennessee Band)
St. James Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 30, 2018
2. St. James Hotel Marker
The Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters is in the background.
. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Hotel St. James image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by the Robert C. Manning Co., Knoxville (courtesy of the Boston Public Library), circa 1935
3. Hotel St. James
The above image, depicting the Hotel St. James, is actually only the left-most 40% of the postcard, as it also consisted of two other irrelevant images.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   3. submitted on June 9, 2018.
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