A Local 8 Weather Alert has been issued for Thanksgiving morning, as rain changes to wet snow showers expected across East Tennessee. While a trace to 0.5 inches of snow may be found in the Valley, 0.5 to 2.0 inches of snow or more may be seen in the Plateau and Smokies. Please be advised.
Knoxville (WVLT) -- Some historic East Tennessee homes are preparing for a face lift as they become reality television stars.
HGTV's "Restore America" program has partnered with Knox Heritage to revitalize two historic homes in East Knoxville.
Knox Heritage will use a $50,000 grant from the National Historic Trust to restore the two Parkridge area homes on Washington Avenue.
The homes were designed by George Barber, a well known designer from the late 19th century who specialized in late-Victorian period architecture.
Right now the homes have been completely gutted and will be restored by October.
"They have been condemned since in 1999 and before then, were really unpleasant sixteen units in these two houses," said Kim Trent from Knox Heritage. "So we're using this as a catalyst in the neighborhood, as well as a way to restore two historic houses."
An open house took place today for everyone to see the historic parts of the homes.
Knox heritage is in the process of finalizing budgets for a sales price.
If you're interested in placing a bid, call Knox Heritage at 523-8008 or visit the link below.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.