Two Anderson County properties were among a dozen that received East Tennessee Preservation Awards on Friday.
The two properties are The Hemlocks and 101 West Norris, the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance said in a press release Monday.
The awards presentation on Friday at the Chilhowee Club in Maryville was part of the fifth annual East Tennessee Preservation Conference, which focused on preservation and economic development.
Accepting an award on behalf of The Hemlocks were Susan and Marianne Fowler, and receiving the award for 101 West Norris were Regina and Jeff Merritt. The Hemlocks is at 1135 Old Lake City Highway in Clinton, and the West Norris home is at 101 West Norris Ave. in Norris.
The awards were presented by Patrick McIntyre, Tennessee’s state historic preservation officer; Scott Brooks, ETPA president, and Ethiel Garlington, director of preservation field services. The press release said award-winning projects represent the best examples of historic preservation throughout the region: adaptive re-use, heritage tourism, mid-century modern, and much more.
“East Tennessee’s built environment is rich and diverse, and these annual awards celebrate the communities, places, and individuals who ensure future East Tennesseans will have physical evidence of its stories,” the release said.
The other winners and award recipients were:
- Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria—Blount County | Randy Burleson (not present)
- Dean Stone, Lifetime Achievement Award—Blount County
- Shepard Inn of Dandridge—Jefferson County | Karen and Jim Everett
- Butler-Blanc Gymnasium—Jefferson County | Carson Newman University | Vice-President Ross Brummett
- Greenback Depot—Loudon County | Ron Edmondson
- Fowler’s Mill—Monroe County | Earl Alexander
- Sweetwater—Monroe County | Mary Chappell Crabtree
- Wartburg Presbyterian Church—Morgan County | Sharon Kreis
- Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church—Sevier County | Helen Harwood
- Plan East Tennessee—Maryville Mayor Tom Taylor
ETPA was founded in 2009, and it serves the 16-county East Tennessee region and works in partnership with Knox Heritage. ETPA is made up of representatives from all 16 counties and works to help further historic preservation in the region through educational events, technical assistance, and by assisting existing organizations.