Knox Heritage has been presented with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put historic preservation in the region on a permanent, solid foundation and help communities throughout East Tennessee reap the benefits of preserving their heritage.
Historic Westwood was donated to Knox Heritage by the Aslan Foundation in order to insure its permanent preservation. The Knoxville landmark, along with Crescent Bend and Bleak House, is one of the “Three Sisters” on Kingston Pike. It will be the catalyst for a transformational plan that provides a permanent home for preservation and the resources required to rescue and protect other historic places across the region for generations.
Knox Heritage has embarked on a $3 million campaign to restore Historic Westwood and to save countless other at-risk properties. With this significant investment of resources and effort, we can achieve an amazing new level of impact that will be felt for years to come.
the campaign goals
- Preserve Historic Westwood for generations to come
- Provide a permanent, self-sustaining, adaptable home for preservation
- Establish a preservation education center for the region
- Create financial stability to ensure preservation efforts continue
The project has garnered significant community support. The neighboring Laurel Church of Christ provides a substantial parking area for events. The McClung Collection assisted with a permanent exhibit featuring the work of Adelia Armstrong Lutz, Historic Westwood’s first resident. Additionally, Knox Heritage makes the Historic Westwood facility and grounds available to the public for elegant special occasions, meetings, and retreats.