2013 Preservation Awards


Knox Heritage held its Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards on Thursday, November 21 at the Bijou Theatre. The meeting, led by Knox Heritage Board President Annette Brun, featured guest speaker Tuomi Joshua Forrest, Executive Vice-President of Partners for Sacred Places, and the bestowing of the 2013 Fantastic Fifteen and other awards. Over 150 Knox Heritage members, award honorees, and special guests gathered to celebrate the successful year of the non-profit historic preservation organization and to recognize the best in preservation within Knox County.

All images courtesy of Justin Fee / Photographfee.

Spirit of Kristopher Award

Parkridge Community Organization & Per-Ole Lind – 6th Avenue Mural Project
For promoting the history and vibrant future of the Parkridge, Old North Knoxville, and 4th & Gill neighborhoods by transforming a barren underpass into a center of community pride.

Knox County Mayor Award

Legacy Parks Foundation, The Aslan Foundation, The Wood Family, & the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club – Urban Wilderness and Historic Corridor
For transforming the vision of the Urban Wilderness and Historic Corridor into a reality that will be enjoyed by generations of Knoxvillians and visitors to our region.

Mayor of Knoxville Award

Public Building Authority of Knox County and Knoxville & Knox County – Knox County Court House Windows Restoration, 300 Main Street

Media Award

John Shearer, Knoxville News Sentinel
For his ongoing coverage of historic preservation issues across the community.

Greystone Award

East Tennessee Community Design Center
For 43 years of service to the East Tennessee region and improving quality of life and economic success for all residence of our region.

Volunteer of the Year

Gary Bentley
For his tireless service in all aspects of Knox Heritage work and his amazing commitment for the organization and the countless hours he has spent working for the benefit of preservation and our community.

Fantastic Fifteen


Dewhirst Properties, LLC

for West Jackson Row (Preservation Rehabilitation)
Three Feathers – 101, 103, & 105 S. Gay Street
The Fixture Building – 308 W. Jackson Avenue
The Armature Building – 312 W. Jackson Avenue
The Standard Building – 416 W. Jackson Avenue

Matt and Lisa Murray & APPALACH Design Workshop

for The Murray House, 310 E. Oklahoma Avenue (Compatible Infill)

New Salem United Methodist Church

2417 Tipton Station Road (Preservation Stewardship)

Knoxville Montessori School

4311 Kingston Pike (Preservation Stewardship)

Steve and Patsy Boyce

233 Deaderick Avenue (Preservation Rehabilitation)

David Buuck and Debby Lovin-Buuck

4120 Island Home Pike (Preservation Stewardship)

Dewhirst Properties, LLC

for The Arnstein Building, 505 Market Street (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Jay and Carla Basile

6459 Sevierville Pike (Preservation Rehabilitation)

City of Knoxville Fire Department

for Historic City of Knoxville Fire Stations (Preservation Stewardship)

Mechanicsville Fire Station #5 – 419 Arthur Street

Whittle Springs Fire Station #11 – 2600 Whittle Springs Road

Lonas Fire Station #12 – 4620 Old Kingston Pike

Lonsdale Fire Station #7 – 1216 New York Avenue

Kaye and Allen Osborne

1202 Luttrell Street (Preservation Stewardship)

Thomas J. Heffernan and Judith A. Jennings

715 Scenic Drive (Preservation Stewardship)

Jonathan & Cheryl Ball and Bentley & Jessica Brackett

611 Gill Avenue (Preservation Restoration)

Hatcher-Hill Properties, LLC & Sanders Pace Architecture

34 Market Square (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Danny and Martha Owen

1302 White Avenue (Preservation Stewardship)

Farmers Mutual of Tennessee

837 N. Hall of Fame Drive (Compatible Infill)


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2012 Awards Nomination Press Release
2011 Preservation Awards
2010 Preservation Awards
2009 Preservation Awards
2008 Preservation Awards
2007 Preservation Awards