Historic Tax Credits

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits have successfully spurred the renovation of historic structures of every period, size, style and type.  Available to projects with qualified rehab expenses, these tax credits have benefitted thousands of property owners across the country who have utilized these incentives to rehabilitate...

Preservation Kentucky Excellence in Preservation Awards

2023 Recipients Demonstrate the Positive Economic and Social Impact of Historic Buildings Preservation Kentucky Excellence in Preservation Awards Each year thousands of Kentuckians work tirelessly to preserve Kentucky’s legacy reflected in our historic buildings, structures, landscapes and prehistoric sites. Preservation Kentucky established the Excellence in Preservation Awards...

Preservation How-To Technical Briefs

The National Park Service has a helpful series of Technical Briefs on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings.  These publications help historic property owners recognize and resolve common problems prior to work, and recommend methods and approaches consistent with the historic character of buildings.  They...

Saving Kentucky’s Historic Courthouses

Kentucky is in danger of losing our most endearing and defining landmarks—our historic county courthouses. Throughout the state, county courthouses have endured moments of great discourse in American history, leaving some tattered in the wake. Others have faced controversy for simply being historic,...

Preservation Kentucky’s Easement Program

One of the best ways to protect and preserve historic properties is with a conservation easement.  Placing a conservation / historic preservation easement on a building monitored by Preservation Kentucky ensures the preservation of the property in perpetuity.  It may also qualify as a charitable...

Congratulations to Our 2019 Excellence in Preservation Award Recipients!

Each year thousands of Kentuckians work tirelessly to preserve Kentucky’s legacy reflected in our historic buildings, structures, landscapes and prehistoric sites. Preservation Kentucky established the Excellence in Preservation Awards in 2012 to recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of our architectural and...

Rosenwald Schools in Kentucky

The Rosenwald School building program of the early 20th century grew out of a vision for educational reform for African Americans initiated by Booker T. Washington, principal of the Tuskeegee University in Alabama. Washington developed a plan to educate African Americans in the south...

Pioneer Log Houses in Kentucky

The log cabin is as much an image as it is a building. It evokes thoughts of maple syrup and the American frontier. It is an important setting in the stories of real and fictional people such as Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone and Uncle Tom....