About Us

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Preservation isn’t just about saving downtown buildings and sprawling mansions. It is about preserving neighborhoods – the places most of us call home. This type of preservation is going on every day in our community, and its pace is quickening. It is transforming old neighborhoods, turning downtown into a vibrant gathering place again, and contributing to everyone in our community by improving our local tax base.

Preservation happens one place at a time, and Knox Heritage is helping lead the way by saving some of the most endangered places. We are breathing new life into timeworn beauties that will welcome new owners and help turn around neighborhoods where generations created their own family history.


Knox Heritage preserves, restores and transforms historic places. Forever, For everyone. Established in 1974 as a non-profit historic preservation organization, Knox Heritage is chartered by the state of Tennessee and governed by a board of directors representing all areas of our community. Knox Heritage is the only organization in the region that works every day to protect our treasured structures and places. Without Knox Heritage, many of our important buildings, along with the history and charm of the area, would have been demolished.

Knox Heritage carries out its mission through a variety of programs and encourages community support through education and advocacy. Membership in the organization is by annual dues, which are tax deductible, and is open to all individuals, businesses, and organizations recognizing the foresight of historical preservation.