Preservation Network - The Eugenia Williams House - November 12th
Knox Heritage presents the next installment of the monthly series Preservation Network on Saturday, November 12th at 10:00 a.m. Preservation Network is held at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike. Parking is at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike. It is free and open to the public.
The November Preservation Network features architect Brian Pittman, designer with Johnson Architecture. Pittman will discuss his experience researching and investigating the Eugenia Williams house on Lyons View Pike.
The home of Eugenia Williams sparks more curiosity and mystery than almost any other historic home in Knoxville. It has appeared on the Knox Heritage Fragile 15 list and now the University of Tennessee is seeking a partner to restore the home and care for the grounds in the manner Ms. Williams prescribed in her will.
Miss. Williams’ Regency-style home sits on 24 acres bordering the Tennessee River and Lyons View Pike and features a three-car garage, with automatic garage-door openers which were a novelty in 1940. In 1998, the house was willed to the University of Tennessee as a memorial to Eugenia’s father.
Preservation Network is a series of free workshops held once every month on the second Saturday. The monthly workshops feature guest speakers who are specialists in windows, flooring, roofing, stained glass, tile, plumbing, electrical, and more. Other guest speakers have included experts in real estate sales and appraisals, and city codes and zoning officials who discuss historic overlays and building requirements.