Randy Boyd

Patrick Sullivan's
4:30 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Patrick Sullivan’s Iconic “Painted Ladies” To Be Auctioned Off

Credit Knox Heritage

For more than a decade, the Painted Ladies of Patrick Sullivan’s flirted with male customers at the corner of Jackson and Central in Knoxville’s Old City.  They were painted on the windows of the saloon’s second floor, each adorned with the accoutrements of an 19th century call-girl.  Their presence was an artistic wink at the bar’s raucous past, one that includes rumors that it once operated as a brothel.

The bar closed down in 2011. 

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