An organization dedicated to the historical preservation of Knox County met to give out a few awards on Tuesday. Knox Heritage held their annual award ceremony at the Bijou Theatre.
The awards are designed to celebrate those who have worked hard to bring back historic properties throughout the community, both residential and commercial.
One of this year's projects is 36 Market Square, which is being renovated into a yogurt shop with residences upstairs.
Knox Heritage says historical preservation is important for a community to be successful.
"Those are the places that make our community unique and that gives us a sense of pride about where we've been. It's wonderful to look back and really see history. You can touch and connect to those who came before us," said Knox Heritage Executive Director Kim Trent.
The keynote speaker of the ceremony was the president of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia.