Jackson Avenue & Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
The Old City holds a very prominent place in the history of Knoxville, as well as, that of Tennessee. In the olden days, it was the center of all commercial activity, having been the focal point of activity for the Rail industry, and it was mainly made up of office buildings and warehouses. However, when the commercial boom of Knoxville began to decline, so did this neighborhood;s prominence in the eyes of the citizens of the city. But, in the'80s, began the slow regeneration of the Old City, as several nightclubs, restaurants, bars, residential buildings and stores came in town. Today, the neighborhood has a very contrasting and unique collection of buildings that exemplify the old as well as the modern architecture. Several of the buildings here have been recognized as historically important places and have a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Old City is also the venue for many of Knoxville's prominent events. Do visit Old City and discover more about Knoxville.