Our Work

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Since its founding in 1974, Knox Heritage has informed people about the community and economic benefits of historic preservation and become a nationally-recognized leader in the movement.

The work we do in the community is varied. We acquire blighted houses that once were the worst examples of neglect and restore them as attractive homes, improving historic neighborhoods. We team with public and private partners to secure funding for development projects that contribute to the renaissance of our region. We call attention to some of Knox County’s most endangered cultural and historic assets, encouraging owners to preserve these unique places for the next generation. And we help build a broad network of those who value historic preservation throughout the community.

Via the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance, Knox Heritage has expanded to serve the sixteen counties surrounding Knox County, educating citizens on the cultural value and economic benefits that historic preservation can bring to their communities.