The Walnut Street Dilemma: Property Rights vs. Historic Preservation
Published 6/26/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 4 comments
Despite a monumental effort by local preservationists and developers to address the needs of St. John’s Cathedral downtown, the church is hell-bent on demolishing two 1920s buildings to improve access to its parking lot. The disagreement has spurred misunderstandings, demonstrations ...
710 and 712 Walnut St.: Dog Ugly, or Spirited Survivors?
Published 6/26/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
Knox Heritage believes these two 1920s brick buildings may be eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places because of what they are and where they are; they’re among the last remnants of a famously residential block.
St. John’s Creative History—and the Urban-Church Paradox
Published 6/26/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 2 comments
Churches occupy a unique place in the prospects of any downtown. They’re often among the most beautiful buildings in a city, and that’s certainly true of Knoxville, and in particular of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral downtown.
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