Lost & Found Luncheon - The Life of C.B. Atkin - Jan 15th


The Life of C.B. Atkin

Knox Heritage continues its series of educational lunches, Lost & Found, on Friday, January 15th at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker Jennifer Montgomery will present a fascinating look at the life of businessman and neighborhood developer, C.B. Atkin.

The Lost & Found Lunch will be held at the office of Knox Heritage, Historic Westwood – 3425 Kingston Pike. Parking is free and is available in the Laurel Church of Christ parking lot next door – 3457 Kingston Pike. A free lunch buffet will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 12:00 p.m.  R​reservations for lunch are required. Call Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008 or email her at hcook@knoxheritage.org  to make a reservation.​

Montgomery will highlight the life and work of early-20th-century Knoxville businessman, C.B. Atkin.  Born in 1864, Atkin was an important figure in Knoxville’s history, the proprietor of several businesses, including the Fountain City Railway Company.  He founded a furniture company that crafted furnishings for some of Knoxville’s finest homes, and he had a business that manufactured fireplace mantles for elegant mansions nationwide.  Atkin developed a large portion of the Oakwood and Fountain City suburbs and built two hotels and two theatres in downtown Knoxville.

Jennifer Montgomery is the principal broker and owner of Trotta Montgomery Real Estate. As a local real estate agent and broker for thirteen years, Montgomery offers a specialized perspective to downtown and around town residential and commercial customers. She brings buyers and sellers and landlords​ and tenants together through her knowledge and understanding of architectural styles​, history, real estate economics, and community within downtown and around town neighborhoods and retail districts of Knoxville.