LexTran Headquarters Nominated For National Register Of Historic Places

Sep 25, 2013

A Lexington building once planned for partial demolition is now up for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Credit University of Kentucky Special Collections

LexTran announced plans in June to move its headquarters less than half a mile down Loudon Avenue and to partially demolish and renovate a two-story brick structure on its current property. But that property, which was labeled historically significant in 2011, is now scheduled to be part of the National Registry of Historical Places.

A Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board agreed that the former Greyhound line building, which features an Art Deco façade, was “locally significant for the economic development it advanced and the social and cultural exchange it offered.”

Other buildings on the list include the St. Jerome’s Catholic Church Complex at Fancy Farm and Churchill Weavers in Berea.

The 10 new nominees now go to the National Park Service for final approval which usually takes place within 60 days.

With 3,300 such sites, Kentucky has the fourth-highest number of NRHP listings in the country.