South High redo gets preservation award

Sandra ClarkKnox Notes

South High Senior Living, a recently-completed BarberMcMurry project, has won the city of Knoxville Mayor’s Award as part of Knox Heritage’s East Tennessee Preservation Awards. The awards recognize outstanding projects, people and organizations who contribute to historic preservation efforts in East Tennessee. BarberMcMurry designed the original South High in the 1930s. After the school closed in the 1980s, the building fell into disrepair before finally landing on Knox Heritage’s Fragile Fifteen list. Working with Dover Signature Properties, BarberMcMurry led the design for the adaptive reuse of the school into an assisted living and memory care facility.

No surprises from the noon deadline to submit petitions for the upcoming Knoxville city elections. The city elections are Aug. 31 (district primaries) and Nov. 2 (citywide runoff). Candidate list here.

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