Historic Parkridge offers Home Tour

The Historic Parkridge Neighborhood will be hosting a Home Tour on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Present-day Parkridge encompasses the early Edgewood subdivision which contains many houses designed by George F. Barber, Knoxville’s famous 19th-early 20th century, Victorian house architect. Parkridge has gained notoriety for having the largest concentration of George Barber homes in the nation. This area has been known as part of Park City to residents and former residents for over 100 years. Today the Edgewood-Park City Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The homes will span the eras from the 1890’s to the 1920s, and are good examples of the ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood. In addition, a walking tour of about 30 homes not open to the public will be offered. The walking tour will focus on the history of the Barber-designed homes and their former occupants.

Tickets are $10 per person if purchased in advance and $12 on the day of the event. Children under 12 are admitted for free. Parking is available at the Ashley Nicole Park, 620 Winona Street, 37917. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Last Days of Autumn Brewery, Three Rivers Market, or online at www.parkridgecommunity.wordpress.com. Tickets may be purchased until 4:00pm the day of the tour at Ashley Nicole Park. Walking is necessary and many houses have steps. Parkridge is a bike-able neighborhood and tour-goers are welcome to ride bicycles.

More information is available at historicparkridge@gmail.com, or 865-406-4364.