Review board will meet Tuesday to consider 6 nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

For Immediate Release
Contact: Diane Comer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2020) – Six sites will be considered Tuesday for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board will hear presentations on these nominations at 10 a.m. (EDT) Oct. 13 by Chime, with board members participating from remote locations. The teleconference may be accessed at, Meeting ID: 7144 55 0826. For additional details, go to this link.

The review board is charged with evaluating and recommending National Register submissions from Kentucky. The program is administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS). Following review board deliberation, NPS will have 45 days from receipt to issue a final determination of National Register listing.

On the agenda Tuesday are the Marshall-Wallace House, Boyle County, a timber frame, two-story, center passage house likely built between 1830 and 1840 and nominated for its early construction prior to the advent of modern balloon framing; Chapel on the Forks, also known as Buck Run Baptist Church, Franklin County, a gable front, Gothic Revival structure dating to 1848 that embodies the distinctive characteristics of the style and displays a high level of local craftsmanship; Hertel Pharmacy, also known as Schweitzer Pharmacy, Louisville, a circa 1897-1902 corner store and one of the only buildings of its age and type surviving in the Portland neighborhood, with a distinguishing corner turret and other late Victorian / Queen Anne-style architectural details; Berea College Square Commercial Historic District, a late 19th-early 20th century commercial district with 14 contributing buildings and sites, predominantly in the Colonial Revival style, owned primarily by Berea College; Berea Downtown Commercial and Residential Historic District, a late 19th-early 20th century district with 57 contributing buildings, whose growth was fueled by the establishment of Berea College in the late 19th century and subsequent transportation improvements including a rail line through town; and Downtown Morehead Historic District, consisting of 55 contributing buildings and sites, nominated for its association with local community building once railroads became a significant presence in the area in 1881.

The National Register is the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda, complete draft nominations, and high-resolution photos are available at

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An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office is responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of prehistoric resources and historic buildings, sites and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens.