Preservation JC

Preservation JC Preserve the Past - Enhance the Future. imagine Johnson City is an advocacy organization for the preservation of the history of Johnson City.

We are advocates for the preservation of the history of Johnson City and work to preserve the stories of the people who lived and worked here along with our historic buildings and architecture throughout all of Johnson City.

We are advocates for the preservation of the history of Johnson City and work to preserve the stories of the people who lived and worked here along with our historic buildings and architecture throughout all of Johnson City.

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‘Clinton 12’ speaker coming to Abingdon
01/13/2020
‘Clinton 12’ speaker coming to Abingdon

‘Clinton 12’ speaker coming to Abingdon

Jo Ann Allen Boyce, one of the "Clinton 12" African American students who enrolled in school at Clinton, Tennessee, despite protests by angry white mobs, will speak in Abingdon’s St.

Langston Educational and Arts Development, INC. will hold a grand opening on November 17. Watch for more d details..
10/15/2019
Johnson City will hold ribbon cutting for Langston Center in November

Langston Educational and Arts Development, INC. will hold a grand opening on November 17. Watch for more d details..

Johnson City plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the long-awaited Langston Centre from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 17. Organizers anticipate the event will include tours and

South Side School is the oldest continually operating school in Johnson City. While the building has changed,  the locat...
09/11/2019
South Side set to celebrate 100 years

South Side School is the oldest continually operating school in Johnson City. While the building has changed, the location and name have not. Come hear the history and tour the building.

On Saturday, the school will celebrate its centennial. 

09/05/2019

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
South Side School
Southwest Ave, Johnson City, TN

The program will begin at 10:00 AM with a presentation from Dr. Steve Barnett, JC Schools Superintendent and Mayor Jenny Brock. There will also be a presentation on the development of South Side School including history of Johnson City growth. After the program you can tour the current South Side, constructed in 1996.

07/18/2019

July 19 9 a.m. Corner of West Walnut and Cherokee Street. Dedication ceremony and unveiling of a Tennessee State Historic Marker naming Johnson City the "Home of Mountain Dew." Fred Sauceman, Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies and Director for WETS-FM Radio, will lead the unveiling. He will explain the story behind the sign, introduce guests and then the sign will be uncovered by Chuck Gordon and Bill Bridgforth Jr. Following the unveiling (at approximately 10:00 am) there will be a reception back at the Carroll Reece Museum on the ETSU campus. During the reception the museum staff will be previewing their upcoming exhibit The Tri-City Beverage Story: A history of Dr Enuf and Mountain Dew.

As this article states, this country was built on iron rails. While the stations in the article are significant as archi...
06/22/2019
Visit These 8 Monuments to America's Rail Heritage | National Trust for Historic Preservation

As this article states, this country was built on iron rails. While the stations in the article are significant as architectural masterpieces, they are also important as reminders of our past and the history of an era. With Johnson City the site of 3 railroad stations (only 2 still survive) it raises the importance of the iron rails in the development of Northeast Tennessee. (See also George L George L. Carter Railroad Museum and Chuckey Depot.

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad with any of these eight rail-focused destinations.

There is much discussion about smart houses in today's world. This house was built in the late 1970's and is considered ...
06/20/2019
A Showcase of Ideas: Taliesin Associated Architect Charles Schiffner's House of the Future | Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

There is much discussion about smart houses in today's world. This house was built in the late 1970's and is considered to be the prototype for a smart home.

In late 1970s, Charles Schiffner, an architect of Taliesin Associated Architects, the architecture firm created by Frank Lloyd Wright's apprentices following his passing, was tasked with envisioning what the future of residential living might look like. Schiffner designed the House of the Future as....

May is Historic Preservation Month. The impact of the 1960's on the culture and ideals of the world is worth noting and ...
05/21/2019
Corner of Haight and Ashbury | National Trust for Historic Preservation

May is Historic Preservation Month. The impact of the 1960's on the culture and ideals of the world is worth noting and preserving. Haight-Ashbury was a major focus of the "hippie" generation.

The Corner of Haight and Ashbury was at the center of the 1960s' countercultural revolution in San Francisco.

Interesting article from Bob Cox, JC Press, May 12. The area is now known as West Davis Park. A National Register Survey...
05/13/2019
100 lots were targeted to be sold in Johnson City in the West Park addition on May 15, 1905

Interesting article from Bob Cox, JC Press, May 12. The area is now known as West Davis Park. A National Register Survey was completed in 2010. The nomination was either not forwarded or it was declined. Still a valuable part of the history of Johnson City. Any one know about a Lake Tonawanda in the area?

“Now Is Your Chance! To Secure A Home Or Make An Investment. "Read This Twice, Tell Your Neighbor And Then Act. 100 Lots In West Park Addition To Johnson City, Tenn. To Be Sold At

05/06/2019
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As our regional leadership looks for a rebranding, here is your opportunity to weigh in. Take the survey on the link below.

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May is Preservation Month. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has listed 31 things a person can do on a daily ...
05/02/2019
31 Ways to Celebrate Preservation Month | National Trust for Historic Preservation

May is Preservation Month. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has listed 31 things a person can do on a daily basis to support preservation. Have fun and see how many you can accomplish.

This May, celebrate and explore historic places in innovative ways. Complete the 31 items on our action list, and let us know when you do by tagging #ThisPlaceMatters.

This is an interesting proposal. Only time  can tell if City Commission accepts it and whether the design will meet with...
05/01/2019
The Henry on Main: Developers make offer on 4 city-owned buildings

This is an interesting proposal. Only time can tell if City Commission accepts it and whether the design will meet with Historic District Guidelines. Certainly worth pursuing.

Johnson City commissioners will consider an offer Thursday to sell four city-owned buildings in downtown Johnson City to two well-known developers, who envision redeveloping the properties for

Come explore the contents of the time capsule and many more items of interest showcasing the rich history of Johnson Cit...
03/15/2019
JCPenney celebrates rich history during Johnson City's sesquicentennial

Come explore the contents of the time capsule and many more items of interest showcasing the rich history of Johnson City.

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- As Johnson City continues to celebrate the milestone of 150 years, one department store that got its start downtown is also celebrating its rich history.

Preservation also includes the natural world, especially when it is a prime reason for living here and visiting here. Le...
03/13/2019
$23 million road to nowhere

Preservation also includes the natural world, especially when it is a prime reason for living here and visiting here. Let's stop this.

Last November, after three years of relative silence, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation finally presented to the public their plans for the first stage of “improvements” in w…

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