The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) is the 16-county regional partner of Knox Heritage and works to preserve the structures and places with historic or cultural significance in Middle East Tennessee (Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Hamblen, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union Counties). For more information, please visit www.knoxheritage.org/etpa.
Historic preservation is important. There are proven benefits to property owners, neighborhoods and entire cities. It is an essential tool for creating places with a high quality of life, stable property values and tourism appeal. Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance would like for every person to understand the true, measurable value of historic preservation and how to access resources available to assist them with planning and executing the best approach. That’s why we created the “PLACES” preservation toolbox. PLACES is an acronym that represents the six key components necessary to achieve success with historic preservation: Partnerships, Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration, Education, Strategies. Visit the online toolbox HERE.