MOUNT VERNON — Korby Bricker was formally recognized for his efforts to revitalize and restore the High Restaurant when the 2012 Award for Outstanding Architectural Restoration or Contribution to the Community was presented by the Knox County Renaissance Foundation.
“We should not take continuity of our historic business district for granted,” said Mary-Anne Pomputious, speaking for foundation president Tom Fish during Monday night’s Mount Vernon City Council meeting.
Bricker spent nearly a year restoring the restaurant to its original 1930s design.
“Covered for decades, the embossed tim ceiling and the mosaic tiled floor have been revealed and patiently restored,” foundation secretary told the News. “Mr. Bricker’s vision has been faithful to the 1930s origin and design of the restaurant.”