2017 Stars of Knoxville Preservation Announced

A mixture of buildings and the people who brought them back to life were honored last night by Knox Heritage. Kim Trent, Executive Director, presided over what will be her last awards ceremony, as she has announced her intentions to leave the organization after the first of the year. Ken Stein, President and CEO of […]

Old North Knoxville Victorian Home Tour 2017

Article and Photographs by Megan Venable Sandwiched between Christmas Tea at Colonial Heights and the Christmas Lantern Express train ride the following day was my visit to the Old North Knoxville’s Victorian Holiday Home Tour. As I mentioned previously, I was scheduled to attend with my beloved, along with three other couples from our congregation […]

The Parkridge Historic House Tour: A Visit to Some Remarkable Residences

Article by Lee Zimmerman (Lee has written for No Depression, Billboard Magazine, Relix and others), Photos by Doug Finley A bleak and chilly day in late October may not seem like the most opportune time to undertake a historic house tour, but regardless, when opportunity calls and residents open up their homes for inspection, one […]

A Pie Factory is Saved on Central – And Big Plans Are Intimated

Less than a month ago I wrote about a building at 2209 North Central and, perhaps, the beginning of residents and businesses along Central Street taking small steps to organize and preserve the best elements along the route. With the possibility of ultimately determining a design overlay to be applied to the corridor, it was […]

A Plea for Preservation of a Building and a Struggle for the Soul of Central

There are so many interesting areas in Knoxville. Each has a claim of one sort or another to put itself forward as a place worthy of a visit, or maybe a longer stay. A stroll out Central from south to north, however, is enough to put one in mind of the ad campaign featuring, “the […]