Barber Houses of Parkridge Home Tour

October 12th, 1-5pm

The Historic Parkridge neighborhood in Knoxville will be hosting the 2013 Barber Houses of Parkridge Home Tour on Saturday, October 12, from 1-5 p.m. Present-day Parkridge encompasses Barber’s Edgewood subdivision which contains many houses built according to early Barber designs, including his own home. The Barber Houses of Parkridge Home Tour invites guests inside six historic homes, and offers a guided walking tour of Barber homes not open to the public.

George F. Barber was a prominent and prolific American “pattern book” architect of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Barber created and sold plans for residences that were built across the United States and in several other countries. He was unique among American architects in creating great architecture for so many different clients. Barber’s firm was in Knoxville and the largest collection of Barber-designed homes is in Knoxville. Barber was known for working with clients to customize his designs to their tastes and needs. As a result, many Barber houses do not exactly match the designs in his pattern books.

Tickets are $10 per person and children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at, or tickets may be purchased until 4 p.m. the day of the tour at Ashley Nicole Park. Parking is available at Ashley Nicole Park on Winona Avenue. Walking is necessary and many houses have steps.

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Suzanne Kolzer

Phone: 865-297-3496


Community Fall Festival

Hosted by the Divine Worship Christian Center

October 26, 2013

What: Community Fall Festival
When: October 26, 2013
Where: Corner of Washington Ave. & Winona St. – 1530 Washington Ave
Set-up Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Activities Start: 4:00pm – 8pm
There will be a 5 course Bounce House, Fire Truck, Ambulance, Motorcycles, Characters by S&D Party Rentals, Cakewalk, food, entertainment and more.  The Epilepsy Foundation will also be giving away free bicycle helmets to the first 100 children.
This is an open invitation and everyone is welcome to participate by putting their car in the trunk or treat or by setting up a booth/table to share their crafts, information, give out candy for the kids, etc. The space will be provided at no charge.  If you would like to participate in the Fall Festival please contact DWCC no later than October 12th @ 865.200.5961.
We would also like to provide these additional services but we are still in need of assistance.  If you know of anyone or if you would like to assist us with any of the following activities it would be greatly appreciated.  Immediate Needs: Someone who does Face Painting, Balloon Art, Magic Tricks, POPCORN MACHINE.
Rev. TaMuriele Stapleton
Outreach Coordinator
Divine Worship Christian Center