“Fantastic Fifteen” Honored With Other Distinguished Winners

Knox Heritage held its Preservation Awards Celebration on Thursday evening, December 7, at the Bijou Theatre.  The meeting led by Knox Heritage Board President Gary Bentley and Executive Director Kim Trent, featured guest speaker Ken A. Stein, President and CEO of the League of Historic American Theatres. 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 preservation efforts and projects within Knox County.

The 2017 award winners are as follows:

Preservationist of the Year

Faris Eid

Mayor of Knoxville Award

Dover Development/Design Innovation Architects, Inc.

Farragut Hotel/530 S. Gay Street

Knox County Mayor Award

Dover Development

Knoxville High School/101 E. Fifth Avenue

Volunteer of the Year

Sandy Martin

The Greystone Award

LMU Law School/Legal Aid of East Tennessee/Frank Sparkman Architects

The Stair Building/601 W. Summit Hill Drive

Media Award

Knoxville History Project

“Downtown Art Wraps”

Fantastic Fifteen

Kati Blalock

225 Druid Drive (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Central Market GP/Shaun & Meg Parrish/Sanders Pace Architecture

Wild Love Bakehouse/1625 N. Central Street (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Reagan Design & Construction

2413 E. Glenwood Avenue (Preservation Rehabilitation)

University of Tennessee

The Cowan Cottage/601 Sixteenth Street (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Rosalyn Pool

2500 Parkview Avenue (Continuing Maintenance)

David Nix

1907 Washington Avenue (Preservation Rehabilitation)

John Lynch Sanders/Brandon F. Pace/Sanders Pace Architecture

McMillian Flats/507 N. Central Street (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Honeybee Coffee Company/Property Service Group

Honeybee Coffee House – South/700 Sevier Avenue (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Dewhirst Properties

Electric Company Lofts/1150 McCalla Avenue (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Mark & Laura Heinz

The Elizabeth Dunlap House/1079 Scenic Drive (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Reagan Design & Construction

The Central Building/902 N. Central Street (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Beverly J. Davenport

2733 Kingston Pike (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Kendrick Place Homeowners Association/Baird & Wilson/S&K Construction

Kendrick Place Cornice Project/Kendrick Place (Continuing Maintenance)

John Lynch Sanders/Sanders Pace Architecture

Steamboat Central/2423 N. Central Street (Preservation Rehabilitation)

Brian Hann & Mary Beth Tugwell/Jason Stephens/Bryan Howington/Forrest Kirkpatrick/Wade Coppinger

SoKno Taco Cantina/3701 Sevierville Pike (Preservation Rehabilitation)