O.P. Jenkins Celebrates 100 Years

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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O.P. Jenkins Celebrates 100 Years

Posted: 10/31/2007
Mayor Haslam honored O.P. Jenkins Furniture Store on Wednesday for their 100 years of business in downtown Knoxville.

The birthday celebration included balloons, food, and a proclamation from Mayor Haslam and Vice Mayor Brown. Terry Troutman, a member of the fourth generation of the family to operate the store was also among the speakers at the event.

Ribbon Cutting at O.P. Jenkins Furniture StoreO.P. Jenkins founded the store in downtown Knoxville in 1907, and it has been a family-owned and operated fixture in downtown since then. It is one of the oldest continuously operated family businesses in Knoxville.

The original store was located in a building less than 200 feet from the store's present current location and the website proudly points out that it has survived two World Wars and the Great Depression.

Meg Troutman, O.P. Jenkins' great granddaughter, and her husband Terry Troutman currently own and operate the business.

The store is currently located at 209 W. Summit Hill Drive.