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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Andrew Johnson Hotel - Knoxville, TN

Andrew Johnson Hotel - Knoxville, TN

When it was built in 1930, this 203 ft tall building was the tallest building in Knoxville for about a third off a century. (Now it's the 5th talest.) It was the premier hotel until it closed in the 1960's. Today, it is called the Andrew Johnson Building and houses county government offices.

For many years, the 17th floor was the broadcasting studio and offices for WNOX radio, a station which was an early pioneer for country music. Country Music star Hank Williams spent the last night of his life in this hotel and died on the road the next day.

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