Fourth & Gill tour offered

Knoxville’s Historic Fourth + Gill Neighborhood hosts its 26th Anniversary Tour of Homes on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1-6 p.m. The tour begins at the stately Central United Methodist Church, one of the city’s most beautiful examples of Gothic Revival architecture. Visitors may visit one of Knoxville’s premier historical districts and step inside several neighborhood homes, a condominium inside the recently renovated Brownlow School Lofts, and the prominent Greystone mansion.

This year’s tour showcases the art of six local artists whose work will be displayed on porches throughout the neighborhood. The tour coincides with the Dogwood Arts Open Gardens and Walking Trails that feature four neighborhood gardens and several notable trees.

Maps (which include addresses for the gardens) for the self-guided tour are located inside the special event mailbox on the west side of Luttrell Street, adjacent to the Brownlow School Lofts.

Located less than two miles from downtown Knoxville, the Historic Fourth + Gill Neighborhood features over 280 residential structures including single-family homes, duplexes, and apartment and condominium buildings.

The Fourth + Gill Neighborhood Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to build and to sustain a vital urban community by protecting and preserving the historic architecture of the area and by promoting a strong sense of community.

Tickets may be purchased on the tour day for $12 (free for children 12 and under) at the Central United Methodist Church (201 Third Avenue) from 1:00-5:00pm.