Wilson Avenue

Craftsman Farm House built in early 1900’s
127 Wilson Avenue

127 Wilson Avenue

This Craftsman farmhouse style home was built around the turn of the century.  It is the first home, in the College Hill District, to be completely remodeled in under the guidelines under the Historic District Zoning Commission.  The McArthur’s commitment to maintaing historic integrity of this neighborhood is evident in every detail.  The restoration of th old, the addition of the new, the wrap-around porch and porte cochere were all hand-crafted in order to appear original. The original barn used to house a fresh cow, Rhode Island Red chickens, a horse, and a carriage.  In Fred’s life it housed chickens, rabbits, ponies and a childhood dream to rebuild his childhood playhouse and is styled after the original structure from the early 1900’s.  The home has been in Fred’s family for four generations which include his great-grandmother Alida Snodgrass, grandparents Fred “Grandy” Proffitt and Estelle “Ma” Proffitt, and mother Grace Proffitt McArthur who was born in the home almost 100 years ago.

120 Wilson Avenue Frame Cottage circa 1910

120 Wilson Avenue

This frame cottage was built in 1910 and retains many of the original architectural features.  These include the trim, moldings, and support brackets across the front gable.  The cottage was the home to the Traylor family for over 60 years beginning in 1934 when it was purchased for $1200 on the steps of the Blount County Courthouse.  Many updates and modifications have been made over the years but has sought to unify the design elements.  This home boasts the first bomb shelter built in Blount County.

Colonial style home built in 1910
114 Wilson Avenue

114 Wilson Avenue

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256 Wilson Ave. circa 1930

J.S. Jones, a busy contractor in Maryville, built this house for Charley Tedford in 1910. It contained two rooms on each of the two floors and four fireplaces with a chimney on each of the four sides of the house. The installation of French doors was very innovative at this time and was a unique feature of this house.  Wilson Avenue, at the time, was a gravel lane, and paving came many years later.  Click here for more of the story.

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332 Wilson Ave. circa 1946

338 Wilson Ave.

338 Wilson Ave. circa 1946

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239 Wilson Ave. circa 1930

234 Wilson Ave.

234 Wilson Ave. circa 1940

227 Wilson Ave.

227 Wilson Ave. circa 1920

216 Wilson Ave.

216 Wilson Ave. circa 1920

210 Wilson Ave.

210 Wilson Ave. circa 1912

204 Wilson Ave.

204 Wilson Ave. circa 1935

203 Wilson Ave.

203 Wilson Ave. circa 1910

115 Wilson Ave.

115 Wilson Ave. circa 1920

106 Wilson Ave. circa 1918

304 Wilson Ave.

304 Wilson Ave. circa 1940

250 Wilson Ave.

250 Wilson Ave. circa 1940

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222 Wilson Ave. circa 1930

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233 Wilson Ave. circa 1945

310 Wilson Ave. circa 1935

310 Wilson Ave.
circa 1935

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