Knoxville Then & Now – Westwood Motel Kingston Pike

 I have been meaning to add this motel on Kingston Pike for a long time. We dropped in to try Archer’s BBQ and so I took some pictures and added Read More …

Mai-Kai: History, Mystery and Adventure – The Book

 I have been researching the Mai-Kai in one form or another for over 12 years. I have been seriously looking into its history and people for a long time to Read More …

Amazing Asian Themed Mid-Century Time Capsule in Iowa

  Sure, it’s a great Asian themed mid-century home, but, it is also over the top! The dimensions are huge. The flag stone walls, the huge open rooms with those Read More …

Mai-Kai Reunion 2013 and History Presentation

  Mai-Kai: History, Mystery and Adventure  In 1933, Don Beach’s place was one of many thousands of bars that opened the day after Prohibition ended. No one knew then that Read More …

Mod Weekend in Fort Lauderdale March 15-17th

The event will be March 15 – 17th and is centered around the Modern design of the Fort Lauderdale area. One of the architects celebrated will be Charles McKirahan. Besides Read More …

Swanky – Knoxville’s “Tiki King” in Metropulse

 We were a bit shocked to find that Knoxville weekly indepenant paper Metropulse had made me the cover story this week. And I was very pleasantly surprised to find they Read More …