Tree Streets Neighborhood

Johnson City, Tennessee • Southside Neighborhood Organization

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Searching for Brave Mother of Two in Stroller, walking a dog that was bitten by another

I am searching for a woman who was attempting to take two babies and a dog on a nice walk on Monday afternoon around 6:00 p.m. Your dog was bitten by another dog. If you know anyone fitting this description or are this person yourself please call me if you would like at 423-915-6532. I would like to follow up on your dog and help in anyway that I can. Thank you 

Added by Annie Banaszak on February 25, 2021 at 8:16am — No Comments

Stolen bike from w chestnut st.

please look out for this bike. I was taken from the apartment building on the corner of chestnut and buffalo. subject were seen walking down buffalo toward shamrock. One male, ear length brown hair, red jersey and cap about 5’8, one female closer to 6ft red chin length hair glasses. please urge those who have cameras on buffalo to view them for May 1st between the 4 and 8 pm…


Added by heather whitley on May 28, 2020 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

Manna House Thrift Store

We are excited to be the designated non-profit to pick up unsold items at the 30th Annual Tree Streets Yard Sale. Many thanks Doug Buda! I hope you all have successful sales. I am coordinating volunteers to start sweeping the neighborhood around 4pm on Saturday Sept. 7th. We have just a few simple requests to help us be efficient as possible: 1. Have your items securely bagged or boxed- so we can grab and go! Of course, furniture and home décor items don't apply. 2. Put a visible sign "Manna…


Added by Dwight Lewis on August 19, 2019 at 10:34am — No Comments

for rent


If anyone is looking there is a house for rent on Highland right at corner of Hoover St.  Not sure of the rent/month but this is contact/owner 423-943-7694. 


Added by Lyn A. Govette on May 15, 2017 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Memorial for Lee Jondahl

THe tree and the marker are installed in the park.  They are near the entrance to Locust Street, close to the sidewalk, Check them out.

Added by wanda buda on June 10, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Christmas Parade Then and Now


Four years ago while visiting my daughter’s family for Thanksgiving I attended the Johnson City Christmas Parade. She had recently moved here and it was our first visit to see the area. The parade seemed an easy do with a two year old, so we trotted down the street, crossed Walnut Street, and went through a vacant lot to find a spot on the curb of State of Franklin to await the parade.

I found my surroundings pretty dismal. The vacant…


Added by Betty Ann Polaha on December 14, 2010 at 7:32pm — 3 Comments

trick or treat on walnut

Thanks for the realistic facts! Forewarned is forearmed.

Added by Katherine Weiss on October 26, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments


On this day take a moment to thank a 1st responder, they put their lives on the line every day to protect and save yours.

Added by Lester (Les) E Nelson on September 11, 2010 at 6:51am — No Comments

Theft on W. Pine St.

On tFriday August the 27th a white late 90's SUV with a small rustedout lawn mower trailer was seen between 11am and 11:30am pulling out of the driveway at 209 W. Pine Apt 1 with a 2007 white Honda TRX450 ATV (4-wheeler). It was stolen from the side of the house behind a 12 foot trailer loaded with re-modeling trash in it. The person who stole the bike had to be in the process of moving our trailer out of the way with his SUV, hooking up his rusted out small er trailer loading up the bike (… Continue

Added by Chris Lovelady on August 28, 2010 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

The CC&O Railroad Depot Project

An important piece of our neighborhood is now in safe hands as the Johnson City Development Authority has taken ownership of the CC&O Depot on Buffalo St. This relic of our past now will go through careful preservation and eventual development as a centerpiece and anchor for downtown and a welcoming place for both citizens and those visiting Johnson City. Having been chosen to be Project Manager for the Depot I feel a strong sense of… Continue

Added by Dan Reese on June 25, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

One 12 Downtown

I was so looking forward to checking out the new bar, One 12 Downtown, with my dad and good friend. We had read that they were going to be showing the boxing match, but the newpaper ad stated there would be "no cover charge." So the three of us walked downtown only to discover once we arrived that there was a $5 cover. They claimed the paper was wrong.

Mistakes happen, sure enough. However, I remember that long ago businesses would have had to own up to their mistakes by…


Added by Katherine Weiss on March 14, 2010 at 12:19am — 3 Comments

Clinchfield RR Depot

We're again involved in a renewed effort at preservation of the Clinchfield RR depot on Bufffalo St and it looks like we are going to make some real progress this time. I don’t know if any have access to Face Book but I put up a page on the new effort, just go to

Save Our Rail Road Station. Pass the word along and my regards to



Added by Dan Reese on February 23, 2010 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Heroes of the TreeStreets

Have you ever noticed how heroes are never around until someone is about to plummet to their certain death?

These heroes usually just walk around blending in with the average Joe or Jane. We had the opportunity to see some heroes when the lights went out. We weren't plummeting, but the temperature inside our house was. Our house was dark, cold and quiet. After a few hours without power, the novelty and romance wore off when our house's… Continue

Added by Neil Owen on January 4, 2010 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

What Do you think? -- Tree Streets Walking / Biking Trial to Elizabethton

I don't know about you, but I'm very excited about the conversion of the unused railroad tracks into a walking / biking trail. The tracks run between Walnut and State of Franklin and it would go all the way to Elizabethton ala "The Creeper Trail" in Abingdon. My family loves the Creeper, especially in the Fall. It's good for exercise (a priority for Mayer Myron) and Southside Neighborhood Organization (SNO) President, Bryan Green.

So… Continue

Added by Neil Owen on November 21, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Glad to be here

Hi all! This is a great resource for communication!
I was talking with a retired gentleman this week who lives in the tree streets. He likes to socialize, and I am wondering if there is a tree street coffee hour or.......... for people over 65?

Added by Josette (Jill) Fee on November 19, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

Combatting Crime on the Tree Streets

Nov 2009 Crime Map Reported crimes in the Tree Streets by the Johnson City Police Department for the last 30 days. Click here to go to the interactive map.

The Situation

For anyone that's lived in the Tree Streets crime is a reality, not a pleasant one, not something so bad that forces me to lock my children inside, but… Continue

Added by Neil Owen on November 12, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Open Letter to the Mayor from New SNO President - MacBryan Green

< This is a re-post of an open letter from SNO President - MacBryan Green >

Dear Mayor Myron:

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to the walking trail possibilities which I suggested to you following the Tuesday evening Neighborhood Action Committee meeting. Such graciousness does not go…


Added by Neil Owen on October 15, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Hillbilly music had a home in the Tree Streets

Posted on October 6th, 2009 by Ken Harrison

There were a lot of “start up” businesses in America at the end of WWII. One of our neighbors, Jim “Hobe” Stanton, who lived in the 400 block of West Pine Street, decided to start his Rich-R-Tone Record Company in 1946. His first records were the 78-speed records. As he progressed through the years, he added other recorded music formats: 8-track tapes, cassette tapes, L.P. (long play) 33… Continue

Added by Neil Owen on October 6, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

When hobos came to the southside neighborhood

Posted on August 6th, 2009 by Ken Harrison

Back when I was a young boy growing up in our Southside neighborhood, we had a lot of men who would ring our back doorbell asking if they could have something to eat. The Great Depression and World War II made for a hard time for many people. So from 1929 until around 1946 there were plenty of men who decided to leave home and try to find odd jobs in other parts of the country. Some were… Continue

Added by Neil Owen on August 6, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Made in America and in our neighborhood

Posted July 12th 2009 by Ken Harrison

The Southside neighborhood area was one which produced many items that were durable, and were meant to serve a given purpose at the time. Several of these items are still around and are useful in one way or another. I think it is unique that our villages of 800 or so houses and the accompanying support businesses have contributed so much to the region and the nation. Let me explain with… Continue

Added by Neil Owen on July 12, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment



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