East Tennessee University literary societies Chi Delta and the Philomathesian recognized a need for a college newspaper to report local and campus news on behalf of the university’s students, faculty, and alumni. When the literary societies jointly published and edited The University Monthly for the 1875 and 1876 academic years, their goal was to improve current students’ composition skills and connect alumni back to the university.
Built in 1812, this structure originally served as prominent Knoxvillian James Parks' private residence. The Knoxville Academy of Medicine purchased the building in 1949 and added a large addition (not shown) in 1968. The building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and further restoration is planned.
The Buck Karns bridge was named for Knoxville resident James (Buck) Karns, who was one of six Tennesseeans to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor during World War I. The bridge is part of US-129 and crosses the Tennessee River near the University of Tennessee's Agricultural Campus. It is also known as the Alcoa Highway Bridge.
View of the front entrance to Knoxville's old City Hall. The building was constructed in 1844 and originally housed the Tennessee School for the Deaf. It served as a makeshift hospital for both Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War but returned to its original purpose when the war ended. It became Knoxville's City Hall in 1924, and continued in this function until 1980. The structure is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.