Andrew Jackson Never Slept Here: The Lamar House from 1817 to Today | A Brown Bag Lecture with Dean Novelli

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 7:00am to Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:45am

The third oldest building in Knoxville, the Lamar House has stood for 199 years with a nearly unbroken record of providing the city with business, cultural, and entertainment services. Dean Novelli will discuss the storied building’s construction and its survival through war, bankruptcy, remodeling, urban renewal, and shifting ownership. Novelli is the author of “On a Corner of Gay Street: A History of the Lamar House-Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1817-1985,” which was published in the 1984-85 East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications and won the McClung Award for best article in that issue.

The program is sponsored by the Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.