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Today in Johnson City History: November 14

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Nov 14, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Nov. 14, 1889: Work was progressing on several new homes and stores in Johnson City, including John E. Harris residence on Myrtle Street, J.A. Wilson’s home on Watauga Avenue, Mr. Elmondorf's dwelling on 2nd Avenue in Carnegie (East Fairview today), H. Gildersleeve’s handsome new residence on Market Street, W.J. Thomas' residence at Boone and Watauga, A.R. Johnson’s house on Holston Avenue, James A. Martin’s house on Poplar Street, Judge Chandler’s house on Watauga, C.B. Hamilton’s residence at Watauga and Inman, G.A. Reeves’ store on Main Street and W.W. Faw’s store on Market.

Nov. 14, 1916: The Johnson City Rotary Club was organized.

Nov. 14, 1957: F.W. Woolworth Co. moved into a new building at 315 E. Main St.

Nov. 14, 1980: Loretta Lynn performed at Freedom Hall Civic Center. More than 3,300 fans were in attendance.

Nov. 14, 1998: Ray Boltz performed for more than 4,300 fans at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Sources: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall