Saving Knoxville’s Historic Places with Your Support

Knox Heritage was formed in 1974 by community members, like you, when the 1909 Bijou Theatre was at risk of being turned into a parking lot. In the decades since, community support has continued to advance Knox Heritage’s mission to protect Knoxville’s unique character for future generations by preserving, restoring, and transforming historically significant structures and places.

  • When you contribute to the Vintage Properties Fund, you restore blighted properties and assist with neighborhood stabilization and revitalization. Because of you, Knox Heritage can embark on renovations to save their unique architecture and presence in a neighborhood.
  • Through your support, you steward two Landmark Properties, Historic Westwood and the Airplane Filling Station – both listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • You protect historic properties in Knoxville and surrounding counties through Preservation Easements administered by Knox Heritage, ensuring properties are protected from demolition and inappropriate renovations in perpetuity.
  • You inspire advocacy and action by supporting Knox Heritage’s initiatives to keep our community informed, to host workshops and tours, and to provide Educational and Networking Opportunities to enhance public awareness of the benefits of historic preservation.