11 sites recognized
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2016) — The National Park Service (NPS) recently approved 11 Kentucky sites for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation.
Kentucky sites are:
- First Christian Church, Clinton
- Sroufe House, Dover
- Bell House, near Edmonton
- Clel Purdom House, Lebanon vicinity
- Charles Young Park and Community Center, Lexington
- Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, Lexington
- Klotz Confectionary Co., Louisville
- Louisville Cotton Mills Administration Building, Louisville
- Morehead C & O Railway Freight Depot, Morehead
- California Apartments, Paducah
- Felix Grundy Stidger House, Taylorsville
The Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC) administers the National Register program in Kentucky and provides administrative support to the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board, which is charged with evaluating National Register nominations prior to their submission to NPS. The review board is made up of 11 members appointed by the governor and meets twice a year.
Owners of National Register properties may qualify for state and/or federal tax credits for rehabilitation of these properties to standards set forth by the Secretary of the Interior, as certified by the Kentucky Heritage Council, or by making a charitable contribution of a preservation easement. National Register status does not affect property ownership rights, but does provide a measure of protection against adverse impacts from federally funded projects
Kentucky has the fourth-highest number of listings among states, at more than 3,300. 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.