Parkridge: Edgewood-Park City Home Tour
The Historic Parkridge Neighborhood Home Tour is an annual fall event.
Present-day Parkridge encompasses the early Edgewood subdivision which contains many houses designed by George F. Barber, Knoxville’s famous 19th-early 20th century, Victorian house architect.
The homes will span the eras from the 1890’s to the 1920s, and are good examples of the ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood.
History of Historic Parkridge
Parkridge is an urban neighborhood built mostly from the 1880s to the 1930s. The houses are close together, with sidewalks connecting its residences to major roadways and businesses. The neighborhood is less than 2 miles from downtown Knoxville. Parkridge has gained notoriety for having the largest concentration of George Barber homes in the nation. This area has been known as part of Park City to residents and former residents for over 100 years. Today the Edgewood- Park City Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Edgewood section, with its concentration of Barber-designed houses, has historic overlay protection. Learn more about the history of Parkridge.
Parking is available on Washington Avenue at the first tour stop, 1520 Washington Ave, 37917. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Eventbrite for $10. Tickets may be purchased until 4:00pm the day of the tour at 1520 Washington Ave for $15. Walking is necessary and many houses have steps. Parkridge is a bike-able neighborhood and tour-goers are welcome to ride bicycles or take advantage of the Spin scooters laying around the neighborhood.
2019 Home Tour Committee
Lynda Blankenship, Christopher Casteel, Heather Casteel, Lynne Randazzo
Previous Home Tours
‘Spirits of Parkridge’ Historic Parkridge Home Tour – 2018
Remarkable Residences: Historic Parkridge Home Tour – 2017
Take Sentimental Journey: Historic Parkridge Home Tour – 2015
This 1945-Era Home Tour featured a variety of homes with a focus on occupants during the Swing era, immediately after WWII. Tour included 8 open houses and 3 homes in the Park Place condominiums. Additionally, WWII living historians helped set the ambiance. Park Place Condos hosted Swing Dancing with period music in their gymnasium.
Prohibition-Era Houses of Historic Parkridge Home Tour – 2014
Parkridge Barber House Tour – 2013