Six courses to be offered
COVINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2017) — Gateway Community & Technical College will add historic preservation arts classes beginning Feb. 2 at the Urban Metro Campus in Covington.
Six courses are currently scheduled for 2017. Students will learn the basics of historic preservation theory and practice, to photograph the architecture of historical landmarks and to assess condition and create a rehabilitation and maintenance plan for historic sites, focusing on the craft and artistic skill of historic preservation.
According to the Kentucky Heritage Council, Kentucky ranks fourth among states in the number of listings in the National Register of Historic Places, with more than 3,400 districts, sites and structures encompassing more than 42,000 historic features. National Register-listed sites quality for the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. In Covington there are 17 historic districts (which include more than 5,200 resources), and the local designation and protection of seven historic preservation overlay zones (which include over 1,800 resources).