Historic Zoning Commission

Old North Knoxville H: Level II


Staff Recommendation

Staff recommends approval of Certificate 5-H-24-HZ as submitted.

Applicant Request

Other: Chimney

Proposed removal of brick masonry chimney on rear (northwest) roof slope. Two brick masonry chimneys on front roof slope will receive masonry repairs and custom caps. The scope of work also includes repair to the existing roof where the chimney will be removed.

Site Info

Queen Anne, c.1895

Two-story frame residence with a hipped roof with paired front-gable dormers projecting to the front elevation. Two-story, three-quarter width front porch with round wood columns.

1. 129 E. Oklahoma Ave is a contributing resource to the Old North Knoxville National Register Historic District and local historic overlay.

2. Demolition of original or historic chimneys is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, depending on the condition of the chimneys, their location and design, and visibility from the primary street.

3. The proposed chimney to be removed is a secondary chimney, smaller in size than the primary chimneys on the front roof slope, and located on the rear roof slope. The chimney is minimally visible from the right-of-way on Oklahoma Ave.

4. The two chimneys on the primary roof slope will be retained, and will receive masonry repair, repointing, waterproofing, and new chimney caps.


William Pearson

Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: 865-215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location Knoxville
129 E. Oklahoma Ave. 37917

William Pearson