Bijou Theater/Lamar House (c. 1817), 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee

conceived as a home, opened as tavern/hostelry with rates quoted in shillings • hosted five US presidents • theater added in 1909 • opening night performance was Little Johnny Jones starring George M. Cohan • when business deteriorated switched to pornos • original Federal Georgian design has been altered • National Register of Historic Places, 1975 • $2.5 million renovation, 2006 • before renovationhistory + paranormal activityCinema TreasuresWikipediaBijou website • Bistro at the Bijou Restaurant history

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