Andrew Johnson Hotel

Address: 912 S. Gay St. Knoxville, TN
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(Private Property) Named in honor of President (and Tennessee native) Andrew Johnson and once the finest hotel in Knoxville, this 1928 building hosted many notable guests, including Amelia Earhart, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Duke Ellington. Its penthouse radio studio broadcast both country and jazz music and witnessed the end of two major musical careers: country legend Hank Williams spend the last night of his life here on New Year's Eve, 1952, and Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff stayed here the night after the last performance of his career in 1943, and died a few weeks after that. It is now an office building, serving as headquarters for Knox County school system.


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City: Knoxville, TN
Subregion: East Tennessee




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