Knoxville High School Senior Housing Nears November Opening Date

Just a few short years ago, the old Knoxville High School building was considered in danger of being lost. Built in 1910 and designed by Baumann and Baumann (same as the Andrew Johnson Hotel), the building ceased use as a high school in 1951, subsequently becoming primary administrative offices for the Knoxville City Schools, and […]

Supreme Court Site Proposal Advances

The city of Knoxville sent out a request for proposals for redevelopment of the Supreme Court Site, received four, and has selected one to move forward. The selection process was held outside public purview in order to allow negotiations to be conducted with each applicant independently. The proposal by Rick Dover and Dover Development, in […]

French Market and Dover Development At Odds

I’d heard the relationship wasn’t going well, but Monday night when Allen Tate, co-owner of the French Market Creperies, took to Twitter and Facebook to air complaints directed at Dover Development, the controversy blew into the open and ignited a debate on social media that soon spilled onto local mainstream media. Tate via French Market […]

Pryor Brown Garage: From Potential Rubble to Vibrant Landmark

This is the way preservation stories are supposed to end in 2016. Gone should be the days when historic or simply solid and usable buildings are destroyed when they could have another life. But we know those days are not gone. Preservation isn’t a single battle to be won; it’s a series of battles that […]