New mural honors Fountain City

Sandra ClarkFountain City

Fountain City history is reflected on a mural on the side of the Alco Building, 5344 N. Broadway, across from Fountain City Park. It’s owned by Tyler Pavlis through PavOw, a limited liability company (LLC).

Tenants are Andrew Crawford, attorney; Scott Hahn, attorney; Milk N Honey Lactation Services, and the Scruffy City Doulas.

Cody Swaggerty, a Fountain City guy and graduate of Central High School, gets credit for the artwork. Pavlis said it’s already attracted attention with folks stopping for pictures to post on social media.

Attorney Willard “Bill” Albert built the building in 1959 for his law office. He practiced there until his retirement. Mr. Albert passed away on September 14, 2013, at age 91. He had practiced law for over 60 years.

Tyler Pavlis moved away from Fountain City for a while, but he’s back now and focusing his considerable energy on his business endeavors. His grandparents, Bill and Jamie Pavlis, raised a fine family on Historic Gibbs Drive. Bill is remembered for having served on both Knoxville City Council and Knox County Commission. He also ran A&B Distributors, which sold specialty food to area stores and restaurants.

Sandra Clark is editor/CEO of Knox TN Today Inc.


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