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Knox Heritage to host Preservation Network session

July 9, 2014

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.

July 09--In April, Knox Heritage moved into its new workspace, a restored home on Kingston Pike. On Saturday, July 12, the organization is presenting a workshop about that rehabilitation process.

With a mission to advocate for the preservation of historically significant structures, Knox Heritage hosts frequent workshops about architectural preservation. The July 12 session is a part of its Preservation Network monthly series.

"It changes every single month," Knox Heritage Education Director Hollie Cook said. "Guest speakers come and speak about specialties related to historical houses and stuff like that."

The upcoming guests are Lee Ingram and Arin Streeter from Brewer Ingram Fuller Architects, Inc. This Knoxville firm did the rehabilitation of the Historic Westwood building, where Knox Heritage now operates.

According to Cook, the organization hosted Preservation Network meetings for over a decade, before stopping in 2011. They're now getting the program going again in their new home.

"When we moved back here we kind of wanted to reboot the whole thing, so this is our second one since we've come back."

Cook recommends anyone interested in historical preservation come out for the event.

"Everything is geared toward the historic house, and building and how to maximize the most potential out of that building ... What people can take away from it is that there is free advice and free technical assistance when it comes to historic buildings, and there's a strong network of people that are doing this every day."

Admission is free and open to the public. It begins at 10 a.m. at Historic Westwood at 3425 Kingston Pike.

Parking is available next door at Laurel Church of Christ.


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