York Institute Restoration

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the York facility has undergone a one million dollars worth of remediation and stabilization through the efforts of the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation

The historic York Institute in Jamestown, Tenn., was built with funds raised by Sgt. York during the 1920s. The building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Nationally Significant, was abandoned for nearly three decades when the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation accepted it from the State of Tennessee in 2008. It has since been remediated and stabilized and is now ready for adaptive reuse as a multi-use educational facility – a goal the SYPF believes would make Sgt. York proud.

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Restoration News

March 1, 2015
Architects Selected for York Institute Adaptive Reuse Plan

Maffett-Bouton & Associates, an architectural and engineering firm in Cookeville, has been selected to create an adaptive reuse plan for the 1920's-era York Institute building in Jamestown. Cookeville Times - Story Published: Feb 11, 2011 at... Read More

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December 1, 2009
Stablization Work Complete On Old YAI Building

The stabilization and remediation project at the old York Institute administration building has been completed, and last week a contingent of supporters from across the Upper Cumberland area joined with members of the Sgt. York Patriotic... Read More