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Tennessee Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 2)

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Celebrity Hair Designs
Covington, TN
Celebrity Hair Designs occupies this 1950s-looking building. Does anyone know what business was here originally and when it was built? [map]

Tri-Cities Regional Airport
Blountville, TN
The Tri-Cities Regional Airport was built in 1968. For more, see this website. [map]

Fountain Lanes Strike & Spare
Knoxville, TN
Jackson-Madison County Library
Jackson, TN
The Fountain Lanes Strike & Spare was probably built in the 1960s. [map]

The Jackson-Madison County Library was designed by W. C. Harris and opened in 1968. [map]

Wolfe Enterprises Center
Jackson, TN
The Wolfe Enterprises Center building originally housed the George A Smith & Sons funeral parlor. I'm told that the business' building started out in a house (still visible at the back) and additions were built onto it over the years. [map]

Monteagle Motel [gone]
Monteagle, TN
The Monteagle Motel had been abandoned for many years. These photos are from 2006. The motel was demolished around 2008. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Lorraine Motel
Memphis, TN
The Lorraine Motel was built in the 1960s. It is famous for being the place where Martin Luther King was shot in 1968. The motel closed in 1982 but it was saved for its historic significance. The building was converted into the National Civil Rights Museum which opened in 1991. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Tennessee Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Christus Gardens (Gatlinburg)
Space Needle (Gatlinburg)
Ben West Library (Nashville)
Pagoda of Medicine (Nashville)

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