East Tennessee Endangered 8
2017 Endangered 8 Announced Monday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Historic Westwood
Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) presents a list of eight significant endangered heritage sites found in our sixteen-county region. Endangered historic places are selected by the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance Board of Directors from nominations received from members and the general public. The goal is to bring attention to these threatened heritage assets and encourage property owners and communities to develop preservation strategies for saving them. PLACES, the Preservation Toolbox for East Tennessee, is designed to assist with developing viable solutions for saving our endangered heritage. The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance serves 16 counties in East Tennessee: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Hamblen, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union.
2017 East Tennessee Endangered 8
Past Endangered Places Lists
Please note that past Endangered 8 and Endangered Heritage lists change as conditions change. Some properties are no longer listed due to being “officially” saved, such as the Alexander Inn/Guest House in Oak Ridge. Significant progress may also have been made to improve conditions, which is the current case for Brushy Mountain in Morgan County, the Oak Grove School in Union County and the old Post Office in LaFolette.
2016 East Tennessee Endangered 8 – Press Release (PDF) ; 2016 Endangered 8 Presentation (PDF)
2015 East TN Endangered 8 Press Release
2014 East TN Endangered Heritage Press Release
2013 East TN Endangered Heritage Press Release
2012 East TN Endangered Heritage Booklet
2011 East TN Endangered Heritage Press Release
2010 East TN Endangered Heritage List
No Longer Endangered
These formerly endangered places are now considered saved or in good standing at the moment:
- The Alexander Inn, Oak Ridge (Anderson County) – Saved and now being used as a senior living facility, it is protected with a preservation easement.
- Oak Grove School, Sharp’s Chapel (Union County) – Saved and renovated by the local community.
- Downtown Dandridge (Jefferson County) – No longer considered in immediate danger with recent decisions to keep the courthouse and board of education downtown and other investments in properties and heritage events.
- Old Lafollette Post Office (Campbell County) – Currently being used as a community art center.
- Downtown Lenoir City (Loudon County) – Investments in buildings, streetscape upgrades, and a park are occurring.
These formerly endangered places are now considered officially lost.
- Morristown College (Hamblen County) – Demolished in 2016 to make way for a new city park.
- Magnet Mills in Clinton (Anderson County) – Neglect and fire led to the demolition of most buildings in 2017.