Scene and Heard: All Around Town

What makes Knoxville unique? We often point to the cultural and entertainment offerings downtown, but most residents identify Knoxville with their own neighborhoods outside of the center city. And while they may exist far apart, sometimes in very different circumstances, these places collectively make up the Knoxville experience—whether you personally know about them or not. In this first edition of an ongoing series, we’re visiting different parts of Knoxville to simply record what we see, profiling the scenes and lives that help define our city. These may be familiar places we’ve all heard about, or curious things that may surprise even their neighbors—but they’re all Knoxville, and they’re all worth getting to know.

Full gallery »STEM high school at the L&N station

  • Sanctuary: The stained glass windows of the meticulously restored old Ladies Waiting Room make a fit backdrop  for what will be a high-tech library.
  • L&N High: After 63 years as a passenger terminal, and 43 years as a dilemma, is an old train station’s future in specialized secondary education?
  • Room for ghosts? Due to rules concerning public school buildings, the fourth-floor space will be off-limits to students and teachers.
  • Daydreaming opportunities: A typical classroom view shows the Candy Factory, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Veterans Memorial, and World’s Fair Park’s fountains, where children play daily.


Full gallery »Star Sales Company, Inc.



Full gallery »Concord Mennonite Church Craft Sale



Full gallery »My Village Child Development Center



Full gallery »Broken Wing Meat Processing



Full gallery »North Knoxville: Fountain City Park

  • Scene and Heard North Knoxville: Fountain City Park
  • Scene and Heard North Knoxville: Fountain City Park
  • Scene and Heard North Knoxville: Fountain City Park
  • Scene and Heard North Knoxville: Fountain City Park


Full gallery »South Knoxville: The Strange Melting Pot of Green Acres Flea Market

  • Scene and Heard South Knoxville: Green Acres Flea Market
  • Scene and Heard South Knoxville: Green Acres Flea Market
  • Scene and Heard South Knoxville: Green Acres Flea Market
  • Scene and Heard South Knoxville: Green Acres Flea Market
  • Scene and Heard South Knoxville: Green Acres Flea Market
  • Scene and Heard South Knoxville: Green Acres Flea Market


Full gallery »East Knoxville: Burlington's Spontaneous Trading Post

  • Scene and Heard Easy Knoxville: Burlington's Spontaneous Trading Post
  • Scene and Heard East Knoxville: Burlington's Spontaneous Trading Post


Full gallery »West Knoxville: Imani African Community Church

  • Scene and Heard West Knoxville: Imani African Community Church
  • Scene and Heard West Knoxville: Imani African Community Church
  • Scene and Heard West Knoxville: Imani African Community Church
  • Scene and Heard West Knoxville: Imani African Community Church
  • Scene and Heard West Knoxville: Imani African Community Church



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