Rose Center Council for the Arts
Project overview
YEAR: 1980 CLIENT: Morristown citizens LOCATION: Morristown, Hamblen County VOLUNTEER(S):
  • Building formerly housed the Rose School
  • Building dates from 1892
  • ETCDC developed building assessment and phased renovation plans
  • Still in operation today, the Rose Center showcases art and history exhibits for the local community

A Historic School Gets a New, Artistic Life In 1975, a group of local citizens came together to save the recently closed 1892 Rose School building in downtown Morristown. They established the Rose Center for the Arts in 1976 and in 1980 came to ETCDC for assistance. Their request was for a comprehensive assesment of the building’s needs and a … Read More

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A Historic School Gets a New, Artistic Life

In 1975, a group of local citizens came together to save the recently closed 1892 Rose School building in downtown Morristown. They established the Rose Center for the Arts in 1976 and in 1980 came to ETCDC for assistance. Their request was for a comprehensive assesment of the building’s needs and a phased renovation plan to develop a state-of-the-art facility. The Rose Center still operates today, showcasing permanent collections and historic exhibits as well as educational programs, art classes and a stream of unique exhibits and performances.

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