Architect Seeks Help to Finish Rebuilding the Mary Boyce Temple House

2nd Knox Crowdfunding Project of the Month

Help Finish the Mary Boyce Temple House

With the protracted construction of the Henley Street Bridge, another nearby construction project may have dropped from notice—but it's one that is also important to the visual appeal of a main artery to downtown. The Mary Boyce Temple House is the historic home that greets drivers coming in from South Knoxville, just on the right as they cross the bridge (someday soon). For many years, it was in disrepair until local architect Brian Pittman (the guy who draws those cathedral illustrations in alley ways) took on its refurbishment. Seven years later, he's almost done—but is seeking $35,000 for construction materials and labor. "Once completed it will not only be a viable home, but back on the tax rolls, raising property value around it, and creating a perfect position to encourage local art and future preservation efforts for the city as a whole," Pittman writes on his Indiegogo project page.