Historic West Knoxville home celebrated

Historic West Knoxville home celebrated

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Construction on the restoration of Westwood begins in September. The house will be the site of a preservation education center. Construction on the restoration of Westwood begins in September. The house will be the site of a preservation education center.
Historic Westwood was home to Knoxville's first famous woman artist, Adelia Armstrong Lutz. Historic Westwood was home to Knoxville's first famous woman artist, Adelia Armstrong Lutz.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A historic West Knoxville residence is getting new life thanks to Knox Heritage, the Aslan Foundation and other donors. However, the groups are now asking the public for help.

The historic Westwood home is located behind the serpentine wall on Kingston Pike.

After receiving Westwood from the Aslan Foundation, Knox Heritage launched a public campaign Tuesday to fund preservation in the entire region.

Knox Heritage says the organization had already received $1.1 million towards its endangered properties fund, with the hopes of fulfilling a $3 million goal.

At Tuesday's public event, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, and other elected officials toured the historic Westwood home for the last time before it closes for renovations.

Construction on the restoration of Westwood begins in September. The house will be the site of a preservation education center where East Tennesseans can learn how to help protect historic properties.

Historic Westwood was home to Knoxville's first famous woman artist, Adelia Armstrong Lutz. The home has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.

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