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Old Knoxville City Hall, Knoxville

Old Knoxville City Hall, Knoxville

Old City Hall is a complex of historic buildings, originally constructed in the late 1840s as the Tennessee School for the Deaf and Dumb (now the Tennessee School for the Deaf). The complex consists of five interconnected buildings - the three-story main building, completed in 1851, and four additions behind the main building, built between 1874 and 1899.

The entire complex sits atop a wooded knoll. The facade of the central section contains a portico with four Ionic columns supporting a large pediment, and accessed by a marble staircase. One of the rear additions was designed in the Italian Renaissance style, and another contains Neoclassical elements. The buildings' interiors have been modified extensively over the years as the roll of the complex changed.

The complex served as Knoxville's city hall from 1925 until 1980. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey. Currently, the complex houses Lincoln Memorial University's Duncan School of Law.
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Sight Name: Old Knoxville City Hall
Sight Location: Knoxville, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Knoxville, Tennessee

Create Your Own Walk in Knoxville

Create Your Own Walk in Knoxville

Creating your own self-guided walk in Knoxville is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Places of Worship in Knoxville

Places of Worship in Knoxville

Knoxville is home to over 450 churches of many religious denominations. Situated at the core of the Bible Belt, many of them are Protestant. The following tour highlights the city’s most impressive religious sites, including Knoxville’s oldest church and other historically significant ones.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Downtown Knoxville Walk

Downtown Knoxville Walk

Home to a number of historic and cultural attractions, Downtown Knoxville is perpetually busy with tourists. The latter flock here, among other reasons, to explore the World’s Fair Park, Market Square, Gay Street, the Convention Center and other places of interest. Take this self-guided walk to acquaint yourself in detail with the best sites that Downtown Knoxville has to offer!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
University of Tennessee Walk

University of Tennessee Walk

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, located in downtown’s west end, draws many visitors to the city. Founded in 1794 as William Blount College, nowadays it covers 550 acres, including over 200 buildings and a faculty of more than 1,400. Take the following tour to discover UTK’s best attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Country Music Tour

Country Music Tour

The cultural hub of Tennessee’s, Knoxville is one of America’s most dynamic musical cities, renowned for its critical role in the development of what is now called country music. While the complete history of “country” is still unwritten, you may want to hear some of the stories of Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and other big names associated with Knoxville. Take this self-guided walking...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Knoxville’s Historic Buildings

Knoxville’s Historic Buildings

The city of Knoxville is home to dozens of listed historic properties, vividly illustrating the community’s rich and sometimes turbulent past. These include James White's Fort, L&N Depot, Tennessee Theatre and many others. Take this self-guided tour of downtown Knoxville to check out some of the most prominent historic and architectural gems the city has to offer and hear the stories...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles