June 25 event to include address from City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, as well as tours of the world-famous 2017 HGTV Urban Oasis home
Registration is now open for the Historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood’s 32nd Annual Tour of Homes. In the lead-up to the June 25 event, members of the home tour committee will be available for media interviews.
This year’s tour includes six private homes, seven gardens, one historic church, the Historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood Center and one of the most well-known houses in Knoxville: The 2017 HGTV Urban Oasis home.
Guests can also purchase special VIP passes. This ticket will include a private Champagne brunch, opened by City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, and the Tour of Homes and Secret Gardens.
“We are thrilled to present the 2022 event after a nearly three-year break due to COVID,” co-chair Chris Griffin said. “The Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes is a celebration of community. It tells the story of Knoxville’s neighborhoods from the late 1800s through the 21st century and highlights the importance of historic preservation.”
“Fourth and Gill’s unique architecture and distinctive urban design are significant to understanding Knoxville’s evolution, an evolution that continues today as the city navigates important issues from public transportation, to affordable housing, to zoning,” Griffin said. “We couldn’t be happier to bring the community together for the first tour in nearly three years.”
Proceeds from the home tour fund community events, North Knoxville beautification efforts and additional Fourth and Gill neighborhood initiatives.
Tickets can be purchased at FourthAndGill.org and on June 25 at Central United Methodist Church.
About Historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood
The Historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood features more than 280 residential structures, including single-family houses, duplexes, and apartment buildings. The district also contains one school—now Brownlow Lofts—and three churches. Historic Fourth and Gill serves as an example of the neighborhoods that flourished in Knoxville during the last quarter of the 19th Century. Some of Knoxville’s most notable architects, including George F. Barber and Joseph Bauman left their mark on the neighborhood. For more details, visit FourthAndGill.org.