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612 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN

Office for Sale - $1,524,000

Property Info

  612 S Gay St
  Knoxville TN 37902
UpdatedJune 19th, 2016

Property Description

Stately Gay Street retail and/or office space just steps from the Tennessee Theater boasts 20' ceilings in main room, original columns and plaster work, expansive windows, and the decorative safe original to the Mechanics Bank and Trust days. Main level and upper mezzanine areas offer 5080 sq. feet of versatile space suitable for a variety of purposes.

Rebuilt in 1908 on the site of an existing bank building, this 2nd Renaissance Revival-style building earned a place in Southern literature because of an incident recounted in Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi. In 1882, Mechanics Bank and Trust President Thomas O’Conner shot and killed Joe Mabry and his son, who fired back and killed O’Conner as well.

The site later earned its place in pop music folklore when, in 1955, Cas Walker fired the Everly Brothers from his country music show, 1 of many shows broadcast live from station WROL, which for many years was headquartered in the building.

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