Hosted by the Divine Worship Christian Center
October 26, 2013
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 http://parkridgecommunity.wordpress.com/, 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.
The Parkridge Community Organization invites you to join us as we celebrate the completion of the 6th Avenue Mural Project. On Saturday, August 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the 6th Avenue underpass will be closed one more time, as we gather for food, music, and community. Food will be provided by Straight off the Grill in conjunction with Parkridge’s local eatery, Peace by Piece. Local DJ Kate Furst will provide music on “the wheels of steel.” The event will take place rain or shine, and is open to the public.
The 6th Avenue Mural Project began as a grassroots effort within the Parkridge neighborhood. Local artist, Per-Ole Lind, designed and helped over 60 volunteers install the four mural panels that highlight Knoxville and the historic neighborhoods of Parkridge, Fourth and Gill, and Old North Knoxville.
The project was made possible through the support of many individuals and the following organizations: The City of Knoxville, The Community Design Center, TDOT, Graning Paint, SawWorks Brewery, Pittsburg Paints, Knox-Tenn Rentals, Historic Old North Knoxville, Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church, Magpies Bakery, and Knoxville Bread Co-op.
Saturday, July 20 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm
The Polk Street Fair Parkridge Block Party will take place this Saturday, July 20 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm. Enjoy Barbeque, Drinks, Music,and Kids Activities while enjoying the neighborhood and getting to know your neighbors. This event is FREE!
We are looking for volunteers to set up before, help during, and clean up after. Please sign up through this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AitSRrkhYaZYdFM1Wl9jb3ZLOTZHSkFSbUZTWkdTQUE#gid=0
This neighborhood event was made possible through a grant written by the Parkridge Community Organization and funded by the East Tennessee Foundation.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Just a reminder to save the date for the Polk Street Fair, set for Saturday, July 20th, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The POLK STREET FAIR is open to all residents of Parkridge/Park City! Food……..Live Music……..Door Prizes………Children’s Activities………..Book Swap. Lots of activities and tons of fun! This a great way to get to know your community. More details to come.
It is with great pleasure that I announce that TDOT has officially approved the installation of the mural in the 6th Avenue underpass! Thanks goes to everyone who has been involved in the process so far, especially Lynne Sullivan for her patience and persistence in pushing for TDOT’s final approval.
Our next step will be working with the City and the artist to coordinate workdays for the preparation of the space and the actual installation of the mural. Stay tuned for additional information as well as a schedule of workdays in which your participation will be greatly appreciated!
Also, check out the new Facebook & Website for the Garden!