Gay Street is a street in Knoxville, Tennessee , United States, that traverses the heart of the city's downtown area. Since its development in the s, Gay Street has served as the city's principal financial and commercial thoroughfare, and has played a primary role in the city's historical and cultural development. Part of Charles McClung 's original plat of Knoxville, Gay Street was a focal point for the early political activity of both the city as well as the State of Tennessee. Gay Street runs for about a mile-and-a-half from its northern terminus at Emory Place to its southern terminus at its intersection with Sevier Avenue and Blount Avenue on the south side of the Tennessee River.
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This popular thoroughfare runs through a vibrant downtown that features historic theatres, museums, galleries, parks, shops, rooftop bars and more than 75 restaurants within less than one square mile. Several of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gay Street was the site of the Constitutional Convention that resulted in the founding of the state of Tennessee, and was a focal point for the early political activity of both the city and the state of Tennessee. During the Civil War, Gay Street saw some early violence, a fatal shooting of a Unionist demonstrator, days after the firing on Ft. During the war, the street hosted headquarters of several commanders, including, briefly, Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston and, during the later siege on the now Union-held city, U. Ambrose Burnside.
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The Castro was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States. San Francisco's gay village is mostly concentrated in the business district that is located on Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street. Although the greater gay community was, and is, concentrated in the Castro, many gay people live in the surrounding residential areas bordered by Corona Heights , the Mission District , Noe Valley , Twin Peaks , and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods. Castro Street, which originates a few blocks north at the intersection of Divisadero and Waller Streets, runs south through Noe Valley, crossing the 24th Street business district and ending as a continuous street a few blocks farther south as it moves toward the Glen Park neighborhood. It reappears in several discontinuous sections before ultimately terminating at Chenery Street, in the heart of Glen Park.