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The 500 Block of Gay Street, West Side - Krutch Park Extension - The Gaps of Gay Street Part 6

As we continue our tour south down Gay Street, we walk past the 400 block without stopping. The 400 block is one of the few (two) truly unbroken blocks on Knoxville's most important street.

So Bravo 400 Block, though you may look a little different you've weathered the years better than most. No surface parking lots here, so we're uninterested!!!

Let's cross Union Avenue and set foot on the 500 block, under the large porch of the Park National Bank Building (Conley Building, First American Bank Building, 507 S. Gay Tower, Embassy Suites, what have you...). This block has something in common with the 300 block in that it resembles a 7/10 split (for you non-bowlers that means it's missing its middle teeth). The 500 block is probably best known for its two giant bookends, the Park National Bank Building (1974) and the Holston Bank Building (1912). Between the two lies what we now know as "Krutch Park Extension," basically a grassy square with some fountains …
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A Change of Address

We've Moved!


Oh the times are a changin'! The mood to update the blog has struck, so along with a new look comes a new web address. That's right folks, no more pesky "blogspot.com" to type when you come looking for your Knoxville history fix. The new URL is simply

www.KnoxvilleLostandFound.com

The old address will still get you here and to the archived entries.

*the above photo is a glimpse into what's coming in the next installment!