The halls of the historic Knoxville High School were once filled with thousands of students. Soon, the old classrooms will be transformed into luxury independent living apartments, says Richard Dover. Knoxville area residents have shown great interest in the new senior housing project and Dover is hopeful that at least some of the 90 apartments will be occupied with former students. The school, which opened its doors in 1910, closed in 1951 and will keep basically the same layout updated with modern amenities and sleek décor.
According to Richard Dover, Knoxville Mayor Tim Burchett and members of the Knox Preservation Society have been invaluable during the planning stages. Dover is especially excited about the project as he grew up in the area. Family Pride Corporation has completed other similar projects in Knoxville, including the renovation of the old Farragut Hotel downtown.