Tennessee Preservation Trust Accepting Nominations

The 2014 Ten in Tenn will direct the Trust’s education and advocacy efforts

Friday, July 11, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN, July 8, 2014 – The Tennessee Preservation Trust (TPT) announced today it will be accepting nominations for the 2014 Tennessee Preservation Trust’s Ten in Tennessee Endangered Places list. The Ten in Tenn gives Tennessee citizens an opportunity to share the historic places in the state they think are most threatened by development, demolition or neglect.
 
This will be the 13th year for the program, which is determined by a panel of preservation professionals and drives TPT’s advocacy and education efforts for the year.

 
 
“As a state-wide organization, it is vital to capture the thoughts and concerns of the people of Tennessee,” said David Currey, board president of the Tennessee Preservation Trust. “We ask again this year for anyone who is worried about a historic place in Tennessee to share it with us. Let us help make a difference in preserving the irreplaceable historic treasures that make Tennessee unique.”
 
The Tennessee Preservation Trust has seen successes from previous Ten in Tenn listings, including progress for the 2013 list. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts has been saved, improvements have been made on several churches throughout the state and a new group was created to fund long-term solutions for the Kellytown archaeological area. The Delta Queen riverboat in Chattanooga received national recognition, including serving as the cover image for the 2014 National Preservation Trust calendar, and work continues to issue it new life.
 
Those interested in submitting a nomination for the 2014 Ten in Tenn can visit the website to submit their nomination, or print out a .PDF nomination form and submit by mail or email. Forms can also be requested by emailing tnprestr@yahoo.com.
 
Deadline for nominations is Fri., Aug. 15, 2014.
 

About Tennessee Preservation Trust:
Tennessee Preservation Trust works to preserve Tennessee’s diverse historic resources through education, advocacy, and collaborative partnerships. The non-profit is headquartered in Nashville and works to monitor and promote preservation-friendly legislation at the local, state and federal levels. It also assists Tennesseans with advocacy issues pertaining to specific historic sites and districts. The organization hosts an annual conference, the Tennessee Preservation Trust’s Statewide Preservation Conference, and publishes an annual list of the most threatened properties in the state, the Ten in Tenn. Go to www.tennesseepreservationtrust.org to find out more. Follow us on Twitter at @TnPresTrust.

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