Knox Heritage’s ‘Fragile 15’ List of Endangered Historic Places

The Knaffl-Stephens House – 3738 Speedway Circle

Knox Heritage announced its 2017 list of the most endangered historic buildings and places in Knoxville and Knox County on May 15, 2017. The announcement took place at Knoxville High School, 101 E. Fifth Avenue.

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. To volunteer, please contact Knox Heritage at 523-8008 or info@knoxheritage.org. 

2017 Fragile Fifteen

1.      Standard Knitting Mill – 1400 Washington Avenue

2.     Estabrook Hall – 1012 Estabrook Road

3.     Knoxville College Historic District – 901 Knoxville College Drive

Representative Properties:

a.       McKee Hall

b.      Wallace Hall

c.       Elnathan Hall

d.      McMillan Chapel

e.       Giffen Memorial Gymnasium

f.        President’s House

4.     Fort Sanders House & Grocery – 307 18th Street, 1802, 1804, & 1810 Highland Ave

5.     Rule High School – 1901 Vermont Avenue

6.     Sanitary Laundry – 625 N. Broadway

7.      First Friends Church – 2100 Washington Avenue

8.     The Eugenia Williams House – 4848 Lyons View Pike

9.     Burlington Commercial District

10.  Lucky Inn – 4625 Asheville Highway

11.   The Sterchi Mansion/Stratford – 809 Dry Gap Pike

12.  The Paul Howard House – 2921 N. Broadway

13.  The Knaffl-Stephens House – 3738 Speedway Circle

14. Greyhound Bus Station – 100 E. Magnolia Avenue

15.  French Board River Corridor

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