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Tree Streets Historic District - Johnson City, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 18.476 W 082° 21.362
17S E 378257 N 4018956
Quick Description: Constructed in four phases from 1890s to 1920s, the neighborhood features many trees as its namesake.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2009 1:27:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM6PZ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Nowadays, an active historical neighborhood with Tutor, Queen Anne, bungalow, and Colonial homes. The secondary link below is maintained by the neighborhood associations. Bounds East Tennessee State University (ETSU), thus saw several Greek houses in the area.

Coordinates are for the TN historical marker in Veterans' Park. Marker Text (front side): "James T. Young built the first house of record around 1780 and established a burial ground beside the log cabin. In 1812, he constructed a colonial-style brick house in front, at 1117 Cedar Place. It remains the oldest occupied house in the city. This neighborhood consists of four land developments, the earliest being in 1892. The district derives its nickname from the many streets bearing names of trees. The city's oldest park, nearby Powell Square, is still in use." (reverse side): "In 1909, George Carter created the last land development, the Southwest Addition, along with nearby industry, businesses, and houses. Other residents included Civil War General John T. Wilder, developerbusinessman J. Fred Johnson, illustrator-artist John Alan Maxwell, and author Catherine Woods Marshall. In 1996, the Tree Streets Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places."
Street address:
bounded by S. Roan, W. Chestnut, Franklin and Virginia Sts. and University Pkwy
Johnson City, TN USA

County / Borough / Parish: Washington County

Year listed: 1996

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Domestic, Religion

Current function: Domestic, Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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