Sunday, August 21, 2011

Courthouse Nominated to National Register

Published 21 August 2011, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,
The 166-year-old Livingston County courthouse has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. The application will go before the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board on the 6th of September 2011. If approved, it will have passed the first step toward being placed on the National Register of Historic Places, which is the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation.
The Livingston County courthouse was designed by Preston Grace of Princeton, Kentucky and was built in 1845. It has been remodeled several times, but still maintains the graceful dignity of its early years. Since its birth, it has been the center of the county's business activities and the place to obtain a marriage license or record a deed or will. In September, however, business in the courthouse will cease and move next door to the new County Office Building.
By being placed on the National Register, it is being acknowledged that the courthouse is worthy of recognition. It is hoped that it will continue to be used for activities for many years to come.

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