Desinged in 1939 by German-bred architect Alfred Clauss. One of Knox County's first true Modernist residences, it has been Nancy Tanner's home for 63 years. Preservationist group Knox Heritage has commended Tanner for maintaining it in keeping with the architect's vision. A national magazine claimed in 1944 that the cluster of homes in Little Switzerland was one of America's first modernist neighborhoods.

photo by David Luttrell

Desinged in 1939 by German-bred architect Alfred Clauss. One of Knox County's first true Modernist residences, it has been Nancy Tanner's home for 63 years. Preservationist group Knox Heritage has commended Tanner for maintaining it in keeping with the architect's vision. A national magazine claimed in 1944 that the cluster of homes in Little Switzerland was one of America's first modernist neighborhoods.

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