Over 15 local historical sites placed on Endangered List

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 15 historical sites across East Tennessee are at risk of being demolished or destroyed, according to area preservationists.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance released its annual list on Monday based on nominations from its members and the public. The agency is developing strategies to save these historical sites in the 16-county region.

Among those listed was the former Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, the Alexander Inn in Oak Ridge, a New Deal-era post office in LaFollette and the Brushy Mountain State Correctional Complex in Morgan County.

Some of the endangered sites are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the a house built in Grainger County around 1799 and the Arrowmount School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg.

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