Lodging

Readers Share Their Memories of the John Sevier Hotel

Submitted byadmin onSun, 01/27/2019 - 12:10

Several months ago, I featured a column from Bobby Harrell about his memories of the John Sevier Hotel. I received two reader responses. The first was from Skip Oldham whose father was president of George Oldham Associates: “Oh what memories that article brought back,” said Skip. “For many years, our family business was in the hotel from the lobby to Roan Street. It was a beehive of activity virtually all the time.

Local Resident Shares Stories That Link Al Capone to Johnson City

Submitted byadmin onSun, 01/27/2019 - 12:10

Recently, a city resident whom I will call Mary revealed two stories to me that evolved around her late father, Frank (assumed name), a once well-known and successful downtown businessman in his day. In 1945, Frank escorted his young daughter to the Windsor Hotel to reveal a long-held secret that would be talked about by family members for years.