Knoxville cuts ribbon on restored Lakeshore administration building

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The City of Knoxville cut the ribbon Wednesday on the restored administration building at Lakeshore Park.

The administration building served Lakeshore Institute from the 1880s through this decade and with more than $3 million in restoration work, will now provide office space for Knoxville Parks and Rec staff and a Lakeshore Park board staffer.

“We restored it to its historical significance and it’s just a beautiful building. It’s really the crown jewel of the park,” said Deputy to the Mayor Christi Branscom.

The larger project at Lakeshore has been years in the making, converting what had been a state mental facility into a public park, including a $50 million private-public improvement plan.

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