East Tennessee's Endangered Heritage List Announced

On March 10, 2014, the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) announced the 2014 East Tennessee’s Endangered Heritage list of endangered historic buildings and places in the sixteen-county region. The announcement took place at the East Tennessee History Center, located at 601 South Gay Street.

This marks the fifth list of endangered historic places selected by the ETPA Board of Directors from nominations received from members and the general public. Preservation strategies are developed for each site on the list and can include working with current property owners, government officials, citizens and/or potential new owners to preserve these important parts of East Tennessee’s heritage. In some cases, ETPA will organize volunteer work days to help stabilize and protect sites.

East Tennessee Preservation Alliance partners with community leaders, organizations, and businesses across the region to find preservation solutions for the endangered properties identified for the annual list and encourage the communities across the region to join in efforts to save our endangered heritage.

The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance works to protect places and structures with historic or cultural significance in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties. It is governed by a board of directors with representatives from across the region. ETPA carries out its mission through a variety of programs and encourages community support through education and advocacy. To get involved with ETPA’s advocacy efforts, please call 865-523-8008.

2014 East Tennessee’s Endangered Heritage

Magnet Mills in Clinton

Roper Tavern in Dandridge

Former Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater

Stonecipher-Kelly-McCartt House in Morgan County

Old Post Office in LaFollette

The Tanner Cultural Center in Newport

Abandoned Rural Schoolhouses across Entire Region

Morristown College in Morristown

Historic Dandridge School in Dandridge

Central Business District of Lenoir City

Brushy Mountain State Correctional Complex in Morgan County

Neglected Cemeteries across Entire Region

New Salem Baptist Church in Sevierville

Oak Grove School in Sharps Chapel

Neglected Cemeteries across Entire Region

New Salem Baptist Church in Sevierville

Oak Grove School in Sharps Chapel

 

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2014 East TN Endangered Heritage Press Release