Professional Services

Knox Heritage and its regional program, the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance, has decades of historic preservation experience. Consider utilizing our staff’s skills on you next preservation project.

Fees for services are dependent upon the scope of the project and some services may be provided at no cost, such as speaking at local civic clubs or assisting other non-profits. We will be happy to provide a Proposal for Services for your consideration after discussing the project in more detail.

The following services are currently available:

Federal Tax Credit Management

Management of Phases I, II and III of the historic rehabilitation tax credit documentation process (everything necessary to qualify for and receive the credits*).
* Knox Heritage does not provide guarantees or assurances that a proposed or actual rehabilitation will be determined to be in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

National Register Nominations

Assistance with preparing a nomination for the National Register of historic Places and coordinating that nomination with the Tennessee Historical Commission and the National Park Service.

Historic Property Research

Identification and documentation of historic buildings and structures utilizing the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, county archives, county register of deeds, federal records, state archives, geological data, and local historical societies.

Historic District Design Guidelines

Our team can produce the documents needed for safeguarding existing historic assets and setting standards for quality growth as well as leading community discussions and charrettes.

Meeting Facilitation

We work extensively with boards, committees, volunteers, and community groups and know what it takes to set and reach effective goals. Our staff can facilitate board retreats, guide work plan development, and assist with community meetings.

Historic Driving & Walking Tours

Over the years, Knox Heritage has developed several neighborhood tour booklets and hosted both bus and walking tours. Hire us to lead your group on a historic Knoxville neighborhood tour. Learn more about our historic neighborhoods HERE. We also have developed lesson plans for children. Learn more HERE.

Speaking Engagements/Training

Illustrated presentations by our staff can range from 20 minutes to an hour and can be tailored to fit the interests of your group. While we attempt to meet the needs of your group, staff availability may affect scheduling. Request a speaker by filling out this Request for Speaker Form and emailing it to or one of our staff members.

Real Estate Services

Our organization can accept building/property donations, will assist with historic preservation easements, conducts Realtor training sessions for continuing education credits, and advertise historic properties for sale. Learn more by clicking on the underlined links.