Knox Heritage announced its 2010 list of the most endangered historic buildings and places in Knoxville and Knox County on May 14 at 11:00 a.m. The announcement took place in the Maplehurst Neighborhood on W. Hill Avenue.
Every May during National Preservation Month, Knox Heritage releases its list of the most endangered historic buildings and places in Knox County to educate the public and local leaders about the plight of significant historic resources. Often, the endangered buildings and places are representative of issues that endanger similar parts 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. To volunteer, please contact Knox Heritage at 523-8008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knox Heritage advocates for the preservation of places and structures with historic or cultural significance. Founded in 1974, Knox Heritage is the non-profit historic preservation organization for Knoxville and Knox County. It is governed by a board of directors with representatives from across our community. Knox Heritage carries out its mission through a variety of programs and encourages community support through education and advocacy.
2010 Knox County's Most Endangered Historic Places
1. Knoxville High School - 101 E. Fifth Avenue.
2. Martin-Russell House - 11409 Kingston Pike.
3. Cowan Cottage - 701 16th Street.
4. The Eugenia Williams House - 4848 Lyons View Pike.
5. Knoxville College National Register District - 901 College Street.
6. Standard Knitting Mill -1400 Washington Avenue.
7. Cal Johnson Building - 301 State Street.
8. Fort Sanders Houses & Grocery - 307 18th Street & 1802, 1804, 1810 Highland Avenue.
9. The McClung Warehouses - 501-525 W. Jackson Avenue.
10. The Pickle Mansion - 1633 Clinch Avenue.
11. Isaac Anderson Cabin - Creekrock Lane - Shannondale Valley Farms
12. Scenic Vistas and Ridgetops.
- Fort Stanley
- French Broad River Corridor
13. Vacant Historic Knox County School Buildings:
- Oakwood Elementary (232 E. Churchwell Avenue)
- South High (801 Tipton Avenue)
- Rule High (1901 Vermont Avenue)
14. Odd Fellows Cemetery - 2001 Bethel Avenue.
15. Admiral David Farragut Birthplace. Stoney Point.