Candoro Arts & Heritage Center
The Candoro Marble Works dates back to 1914 and became one of the largest producers of marble in the United States. This building was designed by architect Charles Barber in the Beaux Arts style and served as the company's showroom after its completion in 1923. Many of the marble details were hand-carved by Italian artist Albert Milani. The ironwork around the main entrance was done by Samuel Yellin, another notable artist. Today, the building serves as the home of the Candoro Arts and Heritage Center, where guests can learn about the culture and history of South Knoxville.
Backstory and Context
Matheny, Jim. Candoro Marble history preserved with 'use it or lose it' approach. WBIR News. April 19, 2018. Accessed January 30, 2019. https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/candoro-marble-history-preserved-with-use-it-or-lose-it-approach/51-543232752.
Candoro Arts and Heritage Center. Visit Knoxville. Accessed January 30, 2019. https://www.visitknoxville.com/listings/candoro-arts-and-heritage-center/449/.
Stansberry, Brian. Candoro-marble-works-bldg-tn1. Wikipedia Commons. August 14, 2010. Accessed January 30, 2019. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Candoro-marble-works-bldg-tn1.jpg. Photo source.