Parkridge: Edgewood-Park City Home Tour
The Historic Parkridge Neighborhood every year in the Fall. You can visit our events page for more details.
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. In addition, a walking tour of about 30 homes not open to the public will be offered. Learn about history as you tour beautiful historic homes and experience the Parkridge community.
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 at the Ashley Nicole Park, 620 Winona Street, 37917. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Last Days of Autumn Brewery, Three Rivers Market, or through PayPal below. Tickets may be purchased until 4:00pm the day of the tour at Ashley Nicole Park. Walking is necessary and many houses have steps. Parkridge is a bike-able neighborhood and tour-goers are welcome to ride bicycles.
Committee Chair/Parkridge Community Organization Vice President
Previous Home Tours
Take Sentimental Journey: Historic Parkridge Home Tour – 2015
The Historic Parkridge Neighborhood will be hosting a 1945-Era Home Tour on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Present-day Parkridge encompasses the early Edgewood subdivision which contains many houses built by George Barber, a 19th-century, Victorian house architect. This tour features a variety of homes with a focus on occupants during the Swing era, immediately after WWII. Learn about this history as you tour 8 open houses and 3 homes in the Park Place condominiums. Additionally, WWII living historians will help set the ambiance. Park Place will open up the condos and Swing Dancing with period music will be offered in their gymnasium at 6pm, following the main portion of the home tour. Ticket holders may participate in the dancing at no additional cost.
Prohibition-Era Houses of Historic Parkridge Home Tour – 2014
Parkridge Barber House Tour – 2013