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Monday, April 12, 2010

York Institute

York Institute

After returning home from World War I, Sgt. Alvin York in the late 1920's raised the funds to establish a school for the boys and girls in Fentress County.

As the building started to deteriorate, a newer adjacent building was opened, and the original building has been abandoned since 1980.

In 2005, the Tennessee Historic Preservation trust listed this building, which is also on the National Register of Historic Places, as one of the most endangered historic sites in the state. It was scheduled for demolition in early 2008, but instead the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation negotiated to take over the building in an effort to Preserve the building.

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