Historic Westwood

3425 Kingston Pike
Knoxville TN  37919

Phone: (865) 523-8008

Historic Westwood

Historic Westwood was built as a “wedding promise” in 1890 by John Edwin Lutz and his wife, Ann Adelia Armstrong Lutz, on property owned by her grandfather, Drury P. Armstrong. The couple moved into the Queen Anne Victorian mansion from Adelia’s parents’ home, Bleak House, a short distance away on Kingston Pike. The Lutzes’ home, designed by notable architects Baumann Brothers, was constructed of brick and stone with a slate roof in the grand Richardsonian Romanesque style popular in the late 19th century and originally was surrounded by 12 acres.

Four generations of the same family lived in the house between 1890 and 2012. The distinctive serpentine wall was constructed in 1933 for the wedding reception of Cecil Holloway, Adelia and John's granddaughter, to Albert Matheny II, who were married at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral.

Westwood is one of three houses built by the Armstrong/Lutz family on Kingston Pike. All of the homes were built as wedding promises by the succeeding generations of the original landowner, Drury P. Armstrong, who built Crescent Bend, a Federal style home, in 1834. His son, Robert Houston Armstrong, built the Italianate style Bleak House in 1854. His daughter, Ann Adelia Armstrong Lutz, built Historic Westwood in 1890. These treasured houses are known as “The Three Sisters.” Crescent Bend and Bleak House, the other two “Sisters,” have been restored as house museums.

The highlight and most significant component of Historic Westwood is the studio which was designed by Ann Adelia Armstrong Lutz, an accomplished artist who studied art at Mary Baldwin College, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and throughout Europe. She was Tennessee’s first professional female artist and one of the founders of the influential Nicholson Art League in Knoxville. The studio where she taught and painted has cathedral ceilings and large skylights which let in the natural light she needed for her painting.


Built as a wedding promise in 1890, Westwood is open for tours and events & is home to Knox Heritage and the Regional Center for Preservation Education.

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Categories: Corporate Office, Educational Organization, Event Venue, Historical Place, History Museum, Landmark

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Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Stephane Wrembel at Historic Westwood

Stephane Wrembel at Historic Westwood
07:00 pm - 01/26/2018

At Historic Westwood

Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL, specializing in the Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz style, releases The Django Experiment III on his Water Is Life Records...

Gilded Age Gala

Gilded Age Gala
07:00 pm - 12/31/2017

At Historic Westwood

Knox Heritage requests the pleasure of your company at a New Year’s Eve Gala and Dinner at Westwood the home of John and Adelia Armstrong Lutz In the grand tradition...

Gilded Age Gala

Gilded Age Gala
06:30 pm - 12/31/2017

At Historic Westwood

Save the Date for The Gilded Age Gala Sunday, December 31, 2017 Historic Westwood New Year’s celebrations have been a part of Westwood since it was built in...

A Tacky Jolly Holiday

A Tacky Jolly Holiday
05:00 pm - 12/10/2017

At Historic Westwood

Join us for a family friendly Tacky Jolly Holiday! Wear your favorite tacky sweater, ugly tie, funky hat, or any other fashion abomination from your closet, and...

Scruffy City Soiree - Murder at the Mansion

Scruffy City Soiree - Murder at the Mansion
06:30 pm - 09/22/2017

At Historic Westwood

In the tradition of Scruffy City Soirée, join us for a festive, interactive evening - MURDER AT THE MANSION! We invite you to be an active participant or a casual...

Murder at the Mansion: A Scruffy City Soiree

Murder at the Mansion: A Scruffy City Soiree
06:30 pm - 09/22/2017

At Historic Westwood

THE SCRUFFY CITY SOIRÉE | SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 6:30 PM | HISTORIC WESTWOOD | 3425 KINGSTON PIKE In the tradition of Scruffy City Soirée, join us for a festive,...

Preservation Network - Should I Buy That Fixer-Upper?

Preservation Network - Should I Buy That Fixer-Upper?
10:00 am - 08/12/2017

At Historic Westwood

For people who love old houses — and love to work on them — the notion of buying a fixer-upper can be irresistible. Sounds good, right? Often, it is. But buying...

Barristers Summer Party

Barristers Summer Party
06:30 pm - 07/21/2017

At Historic Westwood

The Knoxville Barristers invite you to their Annual Summer Party on July 21, 2017 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Historic Westwood House, located at 3425 Kingston...

Lost & Found Lunch - Knoxville in the Gilded Age

Lost & Found Lunch - Knoxville in the Gilded Age
11:30 am - 07/21/2017

At Historic Westwood

Cat Shteynberg, the curator of Fish Forks & Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age, will speak alongside Kyle Schellinger of UT’s Theatre Department,...

Preservation Network - The Lowdown on Mold

Preservation Network - The Lowdown on Mold
10:00 am - 06/10/2017

At Historic Westwood

Knox Heritage presents the next installment of the monthly series Preservation Network on Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. Preservation Network is held at Historic...

ANDY DAVIS in the Artist Studio at Historic Westwood

ANDY DAVIS in the Artist Studio at Historic Westwood
07:00 pm - 05/19/2017

At Historic Westwood

Join us Friday, May 19th for the inaugural event in our Artist Studio Series with a special acoustic performance by national touring artist, Andy Davis. Gathering...

Lost & Found Lunch - History of Dixie Lee Highway

Lost & Found Lunch - History of Dixie Lee Highway
11:30 am - 05/19/2017

At Historic Westwood

Knox Heritage continues its series of educational lunches, Lost & Found, on Friday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker Jennifer Montgomery will present a fascinating...

Preservation Network - Historic Windows 101

Preservation Network - Historic Windows 101
10:00 am - 05/13/2017

At Historic Westwood

Knox Heritage presents the next installment of the monthly series Preservation Network on Saturday, May 13th at 10:00 a.m. Preservation Network is held at Historic...

Preservation Network - Tips for Painting Your Historic House

Preservation Network - Tips for Painting Your Historic House
10:00 am - 04/08/2017

At Historic Westwood

Knox Heritage presents the next installment of the monthly series Preservation Network on Saturday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. Preservation Network is held at Historic...

Spring Spruce Up & Hollyhock Maintenance at Historic Westwood

Spring Spruce Up & Hollyhock Maintenance at Historic Westwood
09:30 am - 03/30/2017

At Historic Westwood

All gardeners, experts and novices alike, are invited to join us for the annual Spring Spruce Up and hollyhock bed maintenance. Learn about the care and maintenance...

CHKM Last Long Run

CHKM Last Long Run
08:00 am - 03/11/2017

At Historic Westwood

Join us for the last of the really long runs for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. We'll offer 11 and 20 miles route and a shorter distance for folks training...

Knox Heritage Volunteer Appreciation & Sign-Up Lunch

Knox Heritage Volunteer Appreciation & Sign-Up Lunch
11:30 am - 02/11/2017

At Historic Westwood

Do you love history, old buildings and working with others to support a cause? If so, please drop by Historic Westwood on February 11th between 11:30 a.m. and 2...

Preservation Network: Garden Ideas for Your Historic Home

Preservation Network: Garden Ideas for Your Historic Home
10:00 am - 02/11/2017

At Historic Westwood

Join us for our free, monthly Preservation Network workshop at Historic Westwood. Spring is just around the corner, so now is the time to start planning the garden...

Westwood Holiday Open House

Westwood Holiday Open House
01:00 pm - 12/18/2016

At Historic Westwood

Join us at Historic Westwood for tours and holiday refreshments. We've filled the house with beautiful holiday decorations and want to share it with the entire community....

Adelia's Art Studio Revealed

Adelia's Art Studio Revealed
07:00 pm - 12/16/2016

At Historic Westwood

Adelia Armstrong Lutz’s Painting Studio is the crown jewel of Historic Westwood. It is where Tennessee’s first professional female painter worked, displayed...

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