Call for Nominations - Fragile & Fading - March 20th


Deadline for 2019 “Fragile & Fading” Nominations is Wednesday, March 20th

Knox Heritage invites the general public to submit nominations of endangered historic sites in Knoxville and Knox County for the 2019 Fragile & Fading List of Endangered Historic Places. The deadline for nominations is by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20th.

Each May, during National Preservation Month, Knox Heritage announces its annual Fragile & Fading list. The objective of the list is to inform our communities about the real threat of losing these important sites to development, demolition or lack of maintenance as well as the value of what will be lost if action isn’t taken soon to avoid their destruction. The 2019 Fragile & Fading list will be announced on Friday, May 17th during the East Tennessee Preservation Conference. The organization seeks to develop preservation strategies for each property included on the list. Endangered properties can be saved by working with property owners, developers, government officials, citizens and local organizations to find preservation solutions that work.

Eligible nominations should include the following information:

  • Nature of the threat to the property
  • Name and contact information for the individual or group submitting the nomination
  • Any known historical information about the property
  • Name and contact information for the current property owner

A nomination form is here .2019 F&F Nomination Form

Completed nomination forms should be emailed to Hollie Cook at

The Knox Heritage mission is to preserve structures and places of historic or cultural significance for our community. The mission is fulfilled through educational programming, preservation advocacy, hands-on restoration, unique events, the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance, the Salvage Shop, and Historic Westwood.

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.  Membership in the organization is by annual dues, which are tax deductible, and is comprised of individuals, businesses, and organizations which recognize the importance of historic preservation.