Most Endangered Places in Knox County

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Knox Heritage invites the general public to submit nominations of Knoxville's and Knox County's most endangered places or structures to be included in the 2011 Fragile Fifteen.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 11.

Each May during National Preservation Month, Knox Heritage announces its list of the Fragile Fifteen to educate the public and local leaders about the plight of significant historic resources.  The 2011 Fragile Fifteen will be announced on Monday, May 16, 2011.  The list provides a work plan for the non-profit organization for the next twelve months.  Preservation strategies are developed for each site on the list and can include working with current property owners, government officials, citizens and/or potential new owners to preserve these important parts of our community's heritage.

Eligible nominations should include the following information:

¨ Street address of the endangered property, and name if applicable

¨ Nature of the threat to the property

¨ Name and contact information for the individual or group submitting the nomination

¨ Any known historical information about the property (year built, architect, past owners, etc.)

¨ Name and contact information for the current property owner (if available)

A nomination form is posted at, and must be used to submit nominations to the 2011 Fragile Fifteen. Completed nomination forms may be sent to Knox Heritage until Friday, March 11 via the following ways:

¨by mail to: Knox Heritage's 2011 Fragile Fifteen, P.O. Box 1242, Knoxville, TN 37901

¨by email to

¨by fax to 865-523-0938.

Knox Heritage advocates for the preservation of places and structures with historic or cultural significance. For more information, visit

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