Many buildings in area were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Welcome to Emory Place

Emory Place is at the edge of Downtown Knoxville near the Old City and is known as a Historic District that includes both residential condos and small commercial businesses. Emory Place itself is actually a cross street connecting Central and Broadway and was once a wide avenue. Many buildings in the area were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, including St. John’s Lutheran Church, Knoxville High School, First Christian Church, and several of the few surviving rowhouses in Knoxville.
This little neighborhood, which is essentially a bridge between Downtown Knoxville and North Knoxville, has quite an interesting story. Emory Place developed from the advent of Old Grey Cemetery and the railroad system which arrived in 1855. During the Civil War in 1863, the area came under siege. If you can imagine, cannons lined the area on Fifth Avenue between Broadway and Central, not only once, but twice in the same year. After the Civil War, the area expanded northward, and by the late 1880s Emory Place had become known as “Central Market.” Then in 1890, the “Dummy Line,” a railroad line connecting Knoxville and Fountain City, was established with what is now Emory Place as its southern terminus. A farmers’ market and several small industrial and commercial firms developed; interestingly many of the business owners were immigrants from Germany and Ireland. Emory Place had its own park, grocery store, tailor, saloon keeper, barber, and several churches. When the Dummy Line system was replaced by the trolley in 1905, the primarily industrial and commercial areas became more residential.
At the turn of the twentieth century notable architects, Charles Barber, and Albert Baumann were responsible for the design of the larger buildings in the neighborhood, First Christian Church and Knoxville High School. The residential buildings included apartment buildings, The Lucerne and Sterchi Oaks, constructed by furniture store magnate James Sterchi, and row houses designed in a Colonial Revival style. After the trolley system was dismantled in the late 1940’s the area slowly began to decline. Revitalization of the neighborhood began to occur in the early 2000s. Many of the former residential buildings have been converted into modern condos and the neighborhood has welcomed back small local businesses. Emory Place affords people the ability to purchase real estate near Downtown at a slightly lower price point than the condos in central Downtown Knoxville. Emory Place is close to several other historic neighborhoods with many beautiful older homes, Old North and Fourth & Gill.

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Overview for EMORY PLACE, TN

134 people live in EMORY PLACE, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $28,481. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43 years

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There's plenty to do around EMORY PLACE, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sweet Smuckers Doughnuts, Five Cousins Pollo A La Brasa, and The Village Mercantile.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 0.7 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.86 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.43 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.45 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for EMORY PLACE, TN

EMORY PLACE has 100 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in EMORY PLACE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 134 people call EMORY PLACE home. The population density is 39,609.82 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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