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2010 Preservation Awards Announced

Knox Heritage held its Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards on Wednesday, November 17 at the Bijou Theatre.  The meeting, led by Knox Heritage Board President John Craig, featured a presentation by HGTV President Jim Samples and the bestowing of the 2010 Fantastic Fifteen and other awards, including the Preservationist of the Year.  Over 175 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 in preservation within Knox County.  You can view photos of the winners on our Facebook page.

The 2010 award winners are as follows:


Ronald E. Childress Award for Preservationist of the Year

Pete DeBusk

For his leadership and vision in renovating Old City Hall in downtown Knoxville to become the Lincoln Memorial University Law School


Knox County Mayor Award

Kevin Murphy/C. Randall De Ford Architecture

Murphy House, 4508 Murphy Road


Mayor of Knoxville Award

Minvilla Manor, LP/Allan Associates Architects

Minvilla, 447 N. Broadway


Media Award

WBIR – Erin Donovan & Jake Resler

If These Walls Could Talk series


Greystone Award

Johnson Bible College/Brewer Ingram Fuller Architects, Inc

The White House, River Court Road


Volunteer of the Year

Mary Holbrook

For Chairing the Special Events Committee and developing the concept of Summer Suppers during her tenure on the Knox Heritage Board of Directors


Fantastic Fifteen:

9 Market Square, LLC/Sanders Pace Architecture

The Ziegler Building, 9 Market Square (Preservation Rehabilitation)


Dewhirst Properties, LLC

The Daylight Building, 505 Union Avenue (Preservation Rehabilitation)


Richard Fox

Historic Middlebrook, 4001 Middlebrook Pike (Continuing Maintenance)


Pellissippi State Community College/Barber McMurry Architects

PSCC Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Avenue (Preservation Rehabilitation)


John Sanders and Brandon Pace/Sanders Pace Architecture

West Jackson Workshops, 514 W. Jackson Avenue (Preservation Rehabilitation)


Metropolitan Drug Commission

Lyons View School, 4930 Lyons View Pike (Preservation Rehabilitation)


Emory Place Partners LLC /Sanders Pace Architecture

3, 5, 7, 13, 15-17, and 23 Emory Place (Preservation Restoration)


Matisse Capital LLC

Condominiums: The Lucerne (201 W. Fifth Avenue), The Sterchi Oaks (209 W. Fifth Avenue), and The Patterson Cottage (605 King Street) (Preservation Rehabilitation)


Paul Howard

2921 N. Broadway (Continuing Maintenance)


Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

2743 Wimpole Avenue (Continuing Maintenance)


Gene King

726 Burgess Avenue (Continuing Maintenance)


Holrob Residential, LLC

1126 Luttrell Street (Preservation Restoration)


Reagan Investments, Inc.

2019 Washington Avenue (Preservation Rehabilitation)


Fourth United Presbyterian Church/Sanders Pace Architecture

1323 N. Broadway (Preservation Rehabilitation)


Justin & Alexis Whitaker

2701 Woodson Drive (Continuing Maintenance)


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Knox Heritage, Inc.
P.O. Box 1242
Knoxville, TN 37901

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