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Community Potluck Meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Fellowship Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 North Broadway. Bring a dish (or takeout or bag of chips) to share and join us for updates and networking! Child care is provided, however, if depending on the number of children, some parents may need to assist in watching the children.
The Queen Anne Cottage at 424 E. Oklahoma has many of the elaborate stylistic characteristics of its larger cousins found in Old North Knoxville. Large paned front windows open to the spacious front porch, balanced brick chimneys with corbelling are found above the hip roof with lower cross gables, and the imbricated shingles of the front gable and the partial cornice returns of the dormer all fix the house firmly at the turn of the 19th century.
The name of the house, "Kirche", is German for church as the internal structural wood framing and the windows were from a church that didn't have sufficient funds to complete its building. The family was of Dutch-German heritage and very frugal, so the 1898 construction used that era's commercial grade building materials (6 x 6 corner posts) to build their Victorian cottage. At the end of World War I (1919), the gas lights were converted to electric.