Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hopecote cottage in Knoxville on National Historic Register

Another one of the latest additions to the National Register of Historic Places is Hopecote in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was built in 1924 in the style of an English cottage. Hopecote is about 2 blocks off of Cumberland Avenue and sits on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

John Fanz Staub designed the house and construction was completed in 1924. In the tradition
of many homes patterned after an English style, Hopecote has a large garden in the back of the building. A privet hedge, tall shrubs, hydrangea, tulip trees and a concrete pond offer an illusion of the countryside in the midst of the university setting in Knoxville.

The inside of Hopecote has another unusual distinction. It was created from hand-hewn oak beams that were salvaged from a barn that stood on the birthplace of the Admiral David G. Farragut. By large,or Hopecote has maintained its original integrity. A few nods to the modern conveniences of air conditioning and kitchen appliances have been made. Otherwise, the building is much the same as when it was originally constructed.

Visitors can find Hopecote at 1820 Melrose Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916. The site is a spot of country charm that history buffs may enjoy visiting.

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