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KY Historic Preservation Review Board to meet Thursday in Lexington

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, December 12, 2007  
Contact Information:  Diane Comer
(502) 564-7005, Ext. 120

Kentucky Heritage Council News Release

KY Historic Preservation Review Board to meet Thursday in Lexington
Board reviews and recommends nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The 21 nominations to the National Register of Historic Places to be considered during the next meeting of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board demonstrate the great diversity of historic sites in the Commonwealth as well as several good reasons why owners wish to have their property listed.   These good reasons include qualifying for incentives such as state and federal tax credits and demonstrating the owner’s commitment to historic preservation.
All of these reasons will come into play during the Review Board's next meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 13 at Lexington History Museum (the former Fayette County Courthouse), 215 West Main Street.   The meeting is open to the public.

Administered by the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Offices, the National Register is the nation's official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation.  Kentucky has the fourth highest number of National Register listings in the nation, with more than 3,200 listings of districts, sites and structures encompassing more than 42,000 historic features.  The National Register program in Kentucky is administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.

"Above and beyond the simple desire to save or preserve a historic building or place, a look at the agenda of nominations under consideration demonstrates what a great tool the National Register is for property owners and communities seeking financial incentives for preservation," said Donna Neary, Heritage Council executive director and state historic preservation officer. 

"Along with the longstanding federal historic preservation tax credit for income-producing properties listed in or eligible for the National Register, the new Kentucky State Historic Preservation Tax Credit – introduced in 2005 for sites listed in the National Register or located in a National Register district – has had a tremendous impact on the number of new listings over the last couple of years," Neary said.  "This meeting agenda features more nominations for consideration than any we've had in well over a decade."

Nominations to be considered by the Review Board are: 

Boone County:
M.B. Green Site
, rural Boone County

Bourbon County:
Johnston's Inn
, 1975 Georgetown Road (US 460), Paris vicinity

Boyd County:
Ashland Tuberculosis Hospital
, 3700 Landsdown Drive, Ashland

Campbell County:
Fort Thomas Historic District (boundary increase)
, along South Fort Thomas Avenue and Midway Court, Fort Thomas

Casey County:
Liberty Downtown Historic District
, along Campbellsville, Houstonville and Middlesburg streets, Liberty

Fayette County:
Hollywood Terrace Historic District
, along Euclid, Fremont and Park avenues, Lexington

Franklin County:
Frankfort Commercial Historic District
(additional documentation), Broadway and Main Street

Hardin County:
Fannie Harrison Farm, 132 Arnold Lane, Elizabethtown vicinity

Jefferson County:
Business Women's Club Building
, 425 Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville
Hamilton Brothers Warehouse, 125-127 West Main Street, Louisville
Woodbourne House, 2024 Woodford Place, Louisville

Jessamine County:
Lewis Martin House
, 6975 Tates Creek Pike, East Hickman vicinity

Kenton County:
Feltman Mound
, rural Kenton County

Lee County:
Beattyville Grade School
, 58 East Center Street, Beattyville

Ohio County:
Masonic Lodge No. 733
, 11640 State Route 69 North, Dundee

Oldham County:
Ashbourne Farms
, 3800 Old Westport Road, LaGrange vicinity

Taylor County:
Campbellsville Historic District
, Duffy, Maple and Jackson streets and Central Avenue, Campbellsville

Warren County:
Adams-Kentucky District
, properties along Kentucky and Adams streets, Bowling Green
Rose-Daughtry House, 6487 Louisville Road, Bowling Green

Washington County:
Hatchett Tobacco Barn
, 3067 Beechland Road (Hwy 438), Springfield vicinity

Wayne County:
Fairchild House
, 302 South Main, Monticello

The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board comprises members appointed by the Governor, whose primary responsibility is to review and approve nominations to the National Register.  The majority of the membership is made up of professionals in the fields of history, archaeology, architectural history, architecture and historic preservation.

Nominations approved for listing by the Review Board are forwarded for final consideration to the Park Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which usually issues a final determination of listing within 60 to 90 days.  National Register listing can be applied to buildings, objects, structures, districts and archaeological sites, and proposed sites must be significant in architecture, engineering, American history or culture, or possess a special role in the development of our country.  The status does not affect property ownership rights but does provide a measure of protection against adverse impacts from federally funded projects.  Owners of National Register properties may qualify for federal or state tax credits for certified rehabilitation of these properties or by making a charitable contribution of preservation easements.

More information about these sites is available by contacting the Kentucky Heritage Council at 502-564-7005, ext. 134, or for more information about the National Register program or historic preservation tax credits, visit the Kentucky Heritage Council Web site at

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An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office is responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of historic and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens.  This mission is integral to making communities more livable and has a far-ranging impact on issues as diverse as economic development, jobs creation, affordable housing, tourism, community revitalization, environmental conservation and quality of life.



Last Updated 12/12/2007