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Patrick Sullivan's Saloon

 
 
Patrick Sullivan's Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 31, 2018
1. Patrick Sullivan's Saloon Marker
Inscription. Irish immigrant Patrick Sullivan (1841-1925), came to Knoxville with his family in the 1850s to work on the new railroad. Sullivan, a Union veteran, established his first bar near this spot soon after the Civil War, and built this larger, grander building in 1888. Its conspicuous architecture stood out among the approximately 40 saloons that lined the Central Street "Bowery." Unusual in its era, Sullivan's served both blacks and whites, men and women. It closed when Knoxville voted to ban saloons in 1907, but survived as a cafe and ice-cream parlor run by the Italian Armetta family. The building reopened as a renovated restaurant/saloon in 1988.
 
Location. 35° 58.236′ N, 83° 55.103′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jackson Street and North Central Street, on the left when traveling east on East Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Central Street, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vinnies Italian Restaurant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Midday Merry-Go-Round (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archie Campbell/Chet Atkins (approx.
Patrick Sullivan's Saloon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 31, 2018
2. Patrick Sullivan's Saloon and Marker
mile away); The Southern Railway Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Father Abram J. Ryan (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elvis Presley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Gray Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Patrick Sullivan's Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald
3. Patrick Sullivan's Saloon
Photograph in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Image taken between 1980 and 2006.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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