Preserve or Perish: Historic Preservation in Knoxville

Historic Preservation in Knoxville has seen ups and downs since the movement formally began in the 1970s with the founding of Knox Heritage, a non profit group dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historic buildings in East Tennessee. The past 40 years has seen success stories with beautiful buildings restored to their former glory, and unfortunate total losses of history. But why should we work to make our city a more historic and beautiful place? Should we as a community value history over the taxpayer or property owner’s expense? What’s the point?

OPINION: Remembering the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center

The Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center has been around for over 60 years but will be torn down in Spring 2015 as the new Student Union will be built in its place. In order to honor the current University Center, TNJN will be writing a series of articles about different events that have happened there, elaborating on past events held at the UC and digging deeper into its history.