Recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places!
Rose-Daughtry Farmstead, Warren County
Consists of seven contributing features: three brick buildings dating to the 1880s, two frame buildings that range in date from 1880 to 1910, and the historic well and cistern. The house dominates the farmstead. It is a large, brick, T-shaped, two-story residence with intersecting gable roofs. Nominated under National Register Criteria C as locally significant and displaying the typical qualities of an agricultural complex constructed by a prosperous owner in 1879. "This farmstead is an important example of a domestic agrarian complex in northeastern Warren County that was utilized by James Rose, his daughter Mattie, and his son-in-law Charles Daughtry from 1879 until Mattie’s death in 1948,” according to authors Eileen Starr, Amanda Crump and Robin Zeigler, for the Bowling Green-Warren County Planning Office. Read the nomination [PDF - 56MB]
Hindman Historic District
Encompasses approximately 25 acres with 40 contributing structures and 21 non-contributing. Most of the buildings are two‐ story residences and commercial buildings constructed between 1903 and 1960. According to the nomination, “Most are prime examples of local stone masonry construction, quarried no more than a few miles from the construction site.” The district contains a variety of architectural styles and encapsulates a downtown that has undergone many changes while still maintaining its heritage and cultural identity. Its period of significance extends from 1903 to 1960 and recognizes the significant growth that followed the opening of Hindman Settlement School in 1902. Nominated under Criteria A and C, it was evaluated within the historic context “Community Development through Eastern Kentucky Mountain Educational Models, 1900‐1960.” Authored by Fern Nafziger, Hindman Cultural Committee. Read the nomination [PDF - 88MB]
Liggett and Meyers Harpring Tobacco Storage Warehouse, 1211 Manchester St., Lexington
Built in 1930, the warehouse occupies a six-acre tract and was constructed in six sections, with each 20,000-square-foot section capable of holding 2,075 hogsheads of packed tobacco. The warehouse is a metal clad, steel support structure on a poured concrete floor, with each section divided by a brick firewall, and a brick façade for each loading dock. Nominated under National Register Criteria A, significant for its association with the burley tobacco industry in Lexington between 1930 and 1980. According to the author, Janie-Rice Brother, senior architectural historian with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, “While the Harpring Storage Warehouse is a utilitarian structure, likely never to be considered an architectural masterpiece or even as particularly attractive to the causal viewer, its place in the impressive local tobacco industrial landscape should be appreciated and recognized.” Read the nomination [PDF - 23MB]
Buck Creek Rosenwald School, Finchville
Buck Creek Rosenwald School was built in 1920 as a one-room schoolhouse to educate African American children, and functioned as a school through 1957. After 1959, its interior was subdivided into several rooms to allow it to be used as a residence. The property sits on 1/3 of an acre and includes two historic outhouses and three non-contributing sheds. It is being nominated under Criteria A, and its significance was evaluated within the historic context “Rosenwald Schools in Kentucky, 1916-1964.” It is one of only two known former schools in Shelby County whose construction occurred through the Julius Rosenwald Fund, and both have since been converted to homes. According to author Julia Bache, a sophomore at Kentucky Country Day School, “Even with the superficial changes to the property, the Buck Creek School still helps tell the story of a significant episode in America’s evolving history – the way that African Americans acquired greater Civil Rights.” Read the nomination [PDF - 70MB]
Ludlow Theater, 322-326 Elm Street
Constructed in 1946, the theater is a two-story brick building resting on a brick foundation and capped with a flat, built-up roof, with Art Deco elements on the terracotta facade. The property is located within the Ludlow Historic District, which was listed in the National Register in 1984. At the time, the theater was not yet 50 years old so was evaluated as a non-contributing resource, so this nomination sought individual listing. According to the author, “The theater as a whole is largely a modest modern building with little to characterize it within a specific style…the most notable architectural element of the façade is the left bay that projects above the roofline, creating a parapet.” The building was nominated under Criteria A, for its significance in the contexts “Postwar Movie Theaters in America, 1945–1985” and “Development and Entertainment Culture in Ludlow, 1894–1983.” Authored by Kathy Martinolich, M.H.P., architectural historian with Cultural Resource Analysts Inc. Read the nomination [PDF - 25MB]
The Preservation Payoff
Each year the Kentucky Heritage Council compiles information about the impact of historic preservation in each of Kentucky's six Congressional districts. These data sheets quantify the financial and cultural value that KHC programs such as rehab tax credits and the Kentucky Main Street Program generate in investment back into communities. This information is presented both cumulatively (statewide) and by district, and projects in each district of particular interest are highlighted.
Two documents have been created for each Congressional district based on 2012 statistics - one of general interest, and a separate data sheet showing the impressive economic impact generated by state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit programs administered by KHC. Find these in the column at right.
Please use these to help illustrate the economic and cultural impact that historic preservation programs are having in your community!
In 2012, Annville Institute in Jackson County was listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Kentucky Main Street Program Highlight
Former KHC Executive Director David Morgan presented Springfield with the first David L. Morgan Outstanding Main Street Partner Award, for Springfield's downtown marketing partnership with St. Catharine College
In 2012, Kentucky Main Street programs reported $129,512,869 total investment in Kentucky Main Street communities, representing, cumulatively, $86,935,584 in public investment from all sources, matched by $42,577,291 in private investment, and supported by 104,985 volunteer hours committed by KYMS board members and community supporters! These statewide figures include:
- -- 1,234 net jobs created in Main Street districts
- -- 279 new businesses created
- -- 111 new housing units in downtowns
- -- 321 downtown buildings rehabilitated
Over three decades, $3.73 billion in public-private investment statewide can be documented through Kentucky Main Street programs.
Certified Local Government highlight
Coordinated by the National Park Service, the Certified Local Government (CLG) program designates local city and county governments that enact local historic preservation ordinances, recognizing that these Kentucky communities are dedicated to historic preservation as a public policy and actively protect their historic places. Kentucky currently has 23 participating communities; statewide, for FY 2012-13, eight CLGs were awarded grants totaling $81,410 with a local match of $54,273, for $135,683 of combined investment.
Does your legislator, local elected official, family member, friend or neighbor want to know more about historic preservation? Would you like to learn about how current preservation projects across the state are creating jobs, attracting private investment, generating tax revenue, promoting environmental sustainability, contributing to community planning and improving our quality of life? Then check out Preservation Works! Historic Preservation Projects and Case Studies [PDF - 976KB], produced by the Kentucky Heritage Council. For a hard copy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, CLG and Planning Coordinator, or call 502-564-7005, ext. 126.
... to the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office Web site. Our mission is to identify, preserve and protect the cultural resources of Kentucky. Heritage Council staff administer all state and federal historic preservation and incentive programs in Kentucky, including the National Register of Historic Places. Sixteen Kentucky Heritage Council members are appointed by the governor of the state to serve four year terms on the Heritage Council. Council members live across the state representing the citizens of the Commonwealth and engaging in historic preservation projects.
The Heritage Council is a repository of a priceless assemblage of survey forms, maps, photographs and other images in its unique archival collection of inventories of historic structures and archaeological sites in the state. Our rural heritage is highlighted in a variety of programs including the Kentucky Crossroads Rural Heritage Development Initiative, an rural preservation/economic development partnership with Preservation Kentucky. The Kentucky Archaeological Survey, a partnership with the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology, promotes the preservation of archaeological sites and educates the public about protecting these resources.
The Heritage Council seeks to build a greater awareness of Kentucky's historic places and to encourage the long-term preservation of Kentucky's significant cultural resources. Kentucky leads the nation in the number of Preserve America communities, is fourth in the number of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and administers the federal and statewide rehabilitation tax credit programs.
||Recent Kentucky Heritage Council Press Releases
- Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board today approves 15 sites for National Register listing; nominations now go to the National Park Service for final approval
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Fifteen nominations to the National Register of Historic Places were approved today during a meeting of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board at Metro Development Center in Louisville, including several modern sites in the Metro area, historic districts, schools, industrial buildings and Great Saltpetre Cave.
- Walking tour of Frankfort's historic architecture offered May 18 & 19; learn more about Sen. John Brown and his neighborhood
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Liberty Hall Historic Site and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office are collaborating on a walking tour of downtown Frankfort May 18 and 19 that will highlight the surviving buildings Sen. John Brown would have seen during his residency at Liberty Hall from 1801-1837.
- 30th Annual Kentucky Heritage Council Archaeology Conference to convene Friday through Sunday in Lexington
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A retrospective of major contributions to our understanding of Kentucky’s past, gleaned from historic and prehistoric archaeological research over the last three decades, and goals and trends for the future will be the focus of the 30th Annual Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) Archaeology Conference convening Friday through Sunday in Lexington.