Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Original Country Club

This post card shows the Kingsport Country Club and Golf Links clubhouse, located near what is now the intersection of Lamont Street and Pineola Avenue.  The golf course, designed by the famed Albert Warren Tillinghast (1874 – 1942), opened in 1919 and closed in 1953.  Tillinghast, acquired the epithet “Tilly the Terror” for his challenging and frustrating courses.  The American Legion apparently used the clubhouse for a period after 1953, but it was eventually torn down when the Greenacres neighborhood was developed.  This a one of a series of early Kingsport post cards commissioned by T. J. Stephenson and printed by Tichenor Brothers in Boston.  I don’t have an exact date for this card, but the Stephenson cards were generally published in the 1920s.

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