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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 1985.11.1.1-.2
Object Name Print
Description "Historic Knoxville 'Dogwood Capital of the World' Gateway to the Great Smokies," 1960, two identical prints on paper by Charlotte Coleman Burt. Image contains nine historic houses and one burial mound in Knoxville arranged in three rows.
Along the top row are:
1.) City Hall: the oldest public building in Knoxville, erected in 1848 as a school for the deaf, used in 1861 as a Confederate Army Hospital, and again in 1863 as a Union Army Hospital.
2.) Confederate Memorial Hall: General James A. Longstreet's headquarters during the siege of Knoxville in 1863.
3.) Dulin Memorial Art Gallery: Built in 1915, designed by John Russell Pope who also designed the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.
Buildings in the middle row include:
1.) Old Craighead-Jackson House: Built in 1818, and contains the collection of antique furniture and silver of William Perry Toms.
2.) Blount Mansion: Built in 1792 as the home of William Blount, signer of the Constitution; appointed governor of the territory south of the River Ohio in 1790 by George Washington.
3.) Site of the birthplace of J. G. Ramsey, author of the Annals of Tennessee. Designed by Thomas Hope.
Along the bottom row are:
1.) The grave of John Sevier and the Old Knox County Courthouse: Built in 1884 on the site of Blockhouse, 1793.
2.) The farm Home of John Sevier, first governor of Tennessee: 1796 - 1801; 1803 - 1809.
3.) Cherokee Indian Burial Mound on the University of Tennessee Agricultural campus.
4.) Ayers Hall, University of Tennessee: Constructed in 1921 on top of "The Hill," one of the best known UT landmarks.
The houses were drawn from life. Many prints were sold by historic houses, etc. Burt lived in Maywood, New Jersey with her husband Roy Burt, where he was Superintendent of Schools for 40 years and she was an Art Supervisor. They moved to Knoxville in 1959.
Made by the Ullrich Printing Company, Knoxville, TN, USA.
Title Historic Knoxville 'Dogwood Capital of the World' Gateway to the Great Smokies
Date 1960
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Burt, Charlotte Coleman
Medium ink
Material paper
Dimensions H-12 W-15 inches
Place of Origin US/TN/Knoxville
Subjects Knoxville
Historic buildings