The Southside Neighborhood General Mills

In our research and interviewing, we are constantly discovering new and fascinating stories about the people who have lived and are currently living in our Southside Neighborhood.  We are also fortunate to have many of these people sharing artifacts with us and giving us “leads” to even more and more impressive folk who have been […]

Posted on June 6th, 2008 by Ken Harrison in History

Television comes to the Tree Streets

Walter Brownlow, who lived with his wife and children at 821 West Pine Street, was known for years as “Brownlow the Radio Man”. His radio shop at 411 West Walnut Street was a mainstay for the latest model radios and record players. He also repaired them when they burned out a tube or otherwise failed. […]

Posted on June 6th, 2008 by Ken Harrison in History

Can you hear the whistles blowing?

The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC) was certainly a local railroad. The Tennessee legislature granted permission for its’ construction in 1866. After false starts and delays, it finally was up and running to the mines at Cranberry, NC. Johnson City was the location for the Headquarters with the offices and the depot […]

Posted on June 6th, 2008 by Ken Harrison in History

Strange Markings on the Curbstone

On those quiet walks you take through our special neighborhood, here is a curiosity that you can search out. Back during the first half of the 20th century, the City Water Department used a special marking system to make their repair work easier. When a section of the “Carter Addition” (our neighborhood) would be developed […]

Posted on June 6th, 2008 by Ken Harrison in History