The city of Knoxville is awarding $595,000 to 14 of 23 projects that sought historic preservation funds for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Mayor Rogero established the fund in the 2014-15 budget to help fill financing gaps for renovation of historic properties. This week, City Council approved renewal of the fund for the 2017-18 budget. The budget is $500,000 with $95,000 remaining this year from past year’s savings.
The projects selected to receive grants are:
- Baker Creek Bottoms Chapel (former Sevier Heights Baptist Church), $150,000
- Former Rayl School property (site of now-closed Free Service Tire on Magnolia Avenue), $150,000
- Cal Johnson Building, $100,000
- Crafty Bastard Brewing, $47,010
- Keeton’s Jewelers Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., $40,031
- Downtown YMCA, $36,521
- Bijou Theatre, $33,903
- Mabry-Hazen House Museum, $16,393 (for three projects, including the guest house front porch, window restoration and caretaker cottage back porch)
- Knox Heritage, $9,900 (for National Register of Historic Places nomination applications for Pryor Brown Garage and Emory Place Historic District extension)
- Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church Parsonage, $8,649
- Lawhorn Cottage on Prospect Place, $2,600 (for National Register of Historic Places nomination application)