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Robust city living, moments from the Historic Old City of Knoxville. Experience the history of one of Knoxville’s treasured landmarks, Knoxville High Apartments. Please visit the Knoxville High Apartments website. Knoxville High Apartments website.

Knoxville, Tennessee

Opened in December 2018

Dover Signature Properties has restored the venerable old Knoxville High School building on East Fifth Avenue and turned it into a place where modern style meets historic character.

The Classical Revival-style building is on the National Register of Historic Places, which means that there are stringent guidelines for restoration that have been followed to the letter. “Knox Heritage has been a great help to us when it comes to these projects,” Dover says. “They deal with the historic preservation offices at the federal and state levels on a day-to-day basis, and we rely on their expertise.”

The building, which has not been used as a school since 1951, has remained occupied by the Knoxville Board of Education and is in sound structural shape. Dover’s two main areas of focus have been the historic preservation and bringing the building up to the highest environmental standards. Dover has locally sourced labor and materials to cut the building’s carbon footprint. “We have repurposed whatever original materials we can from the building, like marble and wood, in unique ways rather than throwing them away,” he says.

“This is a beautiful building that’s important to Knoxville history … We don’t think there’s anything else out there like it.” Dover says.

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