As part of an exploration of the historic Mabry-Hazen House residents are invited to attend Miss Evelyn Hazen’s Birthday Celebration Oct. 14 from 2-5 p.m.
Each year another part of Miss Hazen’s family history is explored. This year, author Jack Neely will give a talk on Joseph Mabry, Miss Hazen’s grandfather and builder of the historic home.
“Joe Mabry is one of the more interesting folks in Knoxville’s history,” Neely said. “He was a major business figure in Knoxville, but he also had an unpredictable personality.”
Local author Jack Neely is the Associate Editor for the Metro Pulse and a monthly humor columnist for Knoxville Magazine. His Metro Pulse column, Secret History, has entertained readers since 1992. He has lectured on journalism, history, architecture, music, and literature at UT, Maryville College, and other institutions. His book “Market Square: A History of the Most Democratic Place on Earth” explores Knoxville’s well-known marketplace, which was co-donated by Joseph Mabry in 1853.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.