After the Civil War, several major banks were established s Gay Street Knoxville's s Gay Street War commercial boom, including Mechanics' National Bank and Holston National Bank both s Gay Street which would eventually build headquarters that still stand on Gay Street.
It was the first of several theaters that kept Gay Street lit up at night. This early political and commercial activity on Gay Street helped the street develop into Knoxville's main thoroughfare, and byGay Street was home to three-fourths of Knoxville's commercial activity.
Compare Agent Services. Upon completion of the railroad inGay Street was extended still further northward to what are now the Southern Railway tracks. Patent pending.
Several downtown streets have been renamed over the years, s Gay Street Gay Street retains its original name, perhaps because, from s Gay Street very beginning, the street has been known as the place where Knoxvillians come for fun and entertainment.
Since its development in the s, Gay Street has served as the city's principal financial and commercial thoroughfare, and has played a primary role in the city's historical and cultural development. Upon entrance even the most discerning eye will appreciate the attention to detail.
Several of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic S Gay Street. Gay Street, northward to Christopher Street. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Past 2 days. Retrieved: 16 May
This early political and commercial activity on Gay Street helped the street develop into Knoxville's main thoroughfare, and by , Gay Street was home to three-fourths of Knoxville's commercial activity. The skyscraper race commenced again in the late s, when the steel and glass United American Bank building, later known as Plaza Tower, soared above the Andrew Johnson, and Riverview Tower, almost as tall, rose near it.
Metro Pulse , 6 December Burnside , that was washed away in a flood in March The street originally stretched from the river to what is now Church Avenue Knoxville's original northern boundary.