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.
Three Louisville nominations focused on modern architecture, including the Leslie V. Abbott House, the Pavilion at Hogan’s Fountain and University of Louisville Library/Schneider Hall. Others from the Metro area included the original headquarters of the Filson Club and Edward Kurfee’s Paint Company. Also approved were the Thomas Krahwinkel Farmhouse, Daviess County; South Frankfort Neighborhood Historic District (boundary increase) and Knight-Taylor-Hockensmith House, Franklin County; Lincoln-Grant School, Covington; Little Creek Pictographs, Letcher County; Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, Paducah; Great Saltpetre Cave, Rockcastle County; Sadieville Historic District; Wayne County High School; and Wolfe County High School.
The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board is charged with evaluating eligibility criteria for National Register nominations from Kentucky prior to their submission to the National Park Service (NPS), which administers the program in partnership with state historic preservation offices, including the Kentucky Heritage Council. Approved nominations will be forwarded to the NPS, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, for final determination of eligibility, a process that will take several weeks.
The National Register is the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation. With nearly 3,300 listings, Kentucky has the fourth-highest number in the nation – following New York, Massachusetts and Ohio. 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.
National Register 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 a preservation easement. For more, see www.heritage.ky.gov.