Petition Closed

Downtown Knoxville has lost too many old and historic buildings already. We only have a finite number of them and what is left should be lovingly preserved for future generations. At a time when downtown real estate is at a premium, it doesn't make sense from a profitable or ethical standpoint to tear down these two buildings to make improvements to a parking lot or driveway.

Letter to
The Very Rev. John Ross
Attorney Arthur Seymour
Bishop George Young
and 13 others
Parish Secretary Melissa Dodson
Family Education Administrative Assistant, Webmaster Lauren Ruff
Financial Secretary Donna Copeland
Cathedral Administrative Assistant Sheila Akins
Librarian Rick Boyd
Cathedral Administrator Joe Bacon
Cathedral Operations Administrator Patty Dunlap
Coordinator for Children's Ministry Kerry Ruff
Youth Formation Coordinator Paul Ruff
Precentor Mr. Richard Sidey
Priest Associate - The Rev. Canon Chris Hackett
Sub-Dean - The Rev. Canon Thom Rasnick
Treasurer Sharon Pryse
Please stop trying to demolish 710 and 712 Walnut Street. The downtown residents and business owners have made it abundantly clear that we do not wish to see these buildings destroyed. Having lost many old and historic properties to reckless demolition in the past, we feel it is important to preserve these buildings for future generations. There are a finite number of old buildings left in our downtown, so you can see how crucial it is to save every building we can.

Please think of the impact the removal of these buildings would have on the downtown community. Once they are gone they cannot be replaced.