Knox Heritage releases endangered list

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Knox Heritage will announce its 2017 list of the most endangered historic buildings and places in Knoxville and Knox County on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The announcement will take place at Knoxville High School, 101 E. Fifth Avenue. The former Knoxville High School was itself on the Fragile 15 list from 2010 until 2013 and is currently being restored.

Every May during National Preservation Month, Knox Heritage releases its list of the most endangered historic buildings and places in Knox County to inform the public and local leaders about the plight of significant historic resources. Often, the endangered buildings and places are representative of issues that endanger other centerpieces of our heritage across the community.

The historic places included on the list are selected by the Knox Heritage Board of Directors from nominations received from members of Knox Heritage and the general public. The list provides a work plan for the organization over the next 12 months. Preservation strategies are developed for each site on the list and can include working with current property owners, government officials, citizens and/or potential new owners to preserve these important parts of Knox County’s heritage.

Knox Heritage is committed to acting as an advocate for the endangered properties we identify each year. We invite the community to join us in our efforts to save our endangered heritage through advocacy and action. Knox Heritage preserves, restores and transforms historic places. For everyone. Forever. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1974 and now serves the entire 16-county Knoxville region.

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