The Pioneer House

Between Maryville and Knoxville, Tennessee – Then and Now

The Pioneer House – U.S. 129 One Mile North of Knoxville Airport

I have a lot of memories of this place. I must have seen lots of postcards that I don’t have now. It’s all very familiar. The postcard sort of says it’s “restored,” but maybe it was just made to look old.

Today it’s in rough shape. It’s been abandoned for a while and is on a prime piece of real estate that will likely mean it will be gone any day now.

This sign is very familiar in my mind. At the bottom right is a rotting piece of farm equipment.

Ye Old Wishing Well

Peeking through the windows revealed an eerie site. The tables were set and everything was just like they were opening tomorrow and tomorrow got cancelled.

UPDATE 2012: All the property has been bulldozed and is gone. The sign remains for now.