Standard Knitting Mill May Be Redeveloped After All

It’s had a long, tortured journey. According to Knox Heritage, Standard Knitting Mill was founded in 1900 with about 50 employees. By the 1930s it employed over 4,000 and at one point it produced a million garments a week. The plant was last operated by Delta Apparel, which left in 2007. The lone remaining building […]

Knox Heritage: New Leadership, New Directions, Same Mission

I’ve recently met with (relatively) new Knox Heritage Executive Director Todd Morgan a couple of times. He stopped into WUTK for a delightful interview on January 6¬†and then for coffee the next day. Knox Heritage is an important organization as we seek to continue the preservation of the buildings that make this city distinctive and […]

Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes 2018, Part Two

In case you missed it, here is part one. We continued our tour at 1219 Luttrell Street, the home of another friend, Brett Burdick. The 1921 Craftsman home was originally occupied by the Wright family for its first ten years, but it was the Burnett Family that stayed the longest, first moving in in 1931. […]

Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes 2018, Part One

It would appear we’ve earned some good karma in weather world. Another major annual event, the Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes, featured just about perfect weather. A year ago, it was definitely not the case and there isn’t a better neighborhood in Knoxville to walk through on a pretty spring day. On a personal […]

Kim Trent Reflects on Time With Knox Heritage and Looks Forward

Consider for a moment, given the force that Knox Heritage has become: Kim Trent is the only paid director in its history. For eight years she served on the board and when the group grew financial able to hire a director, they turned to her. She has served, until her recent decision to leave the […]