UT Home Makes National Register

Associated Press

The University of Tennessee's Hopecote guest house in Knoxville has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

According to a news release from the university, Hopecote was built in 1924 in the English Cottage Revival style. It features a stucco exterior and slate roof.

Albert and Emma Hope commissioned the design from their nephew, architect John Fanz Staub, who is a UT alumnus famous for his work in the Arts and Crafts design movement.

The 3,500-square-foot house won "House Beautiful" magazine's first design competition in 1925 and was featured in "The Architect" and "Southern Architect and Builder" magazines.

UT purchased the house in 1976, and it is now used as a guest house for distinguished visitors.


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