Moving On Up

Talk about moving up in the world.

Knox Heritage is on track to move from a garage-office in the back parking lot of Greystone (WATE-TV) to a mansion on Kingston Pike.

Before the upgrade however, the non-profit will have to raise $1 million for renovations as part of a $3 million capital campaign, after getting a boost from the Aslan Foundation. But it will likely be April of 2014 before the renovations and the capital fund-raising is complete. The house is Westwood, a Victorian era mansion, usually identified by the serpentine wall that fronts Kingston Pike.

Kim Trent, the executive director, has been building a fund-raising base in recent years with events like Summer Suppers and assembling a network of historic preservation supporters. The mansion will house Knox Heritage's offices and be available for event rentals.