[graphic] National Park Service Arrowhead and link to NPS.gov [graphic] 1900 changes picture in photo box to Carnegie Library [graphic] 2000 changes picture in photo box to Keeneland Horse Racing [graphic] 1850 changes picture in photo box to Henry Clay [graphic] 1800 changes picture in photo box to First African Baptist Church [graphic] 1775 changes picture in photo box  to  McConnell Springs
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 [graphic] photo box - map of Kentucky [graphic] Lexington, Kentucky: The Athens of the West A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
 [graphic] Link to Lexington Home Page  [graphic] Link to List of Sites  [graphic] Link to Essays  [graphic] Link to Learn More Page  [graphic] Link to Travel Itineraries Home Page  [graphic] Link to NR Home
 [graphic] Link to Map
[graphic] Credits

Lexington, Kentucky: The Athens of the West, was produced by the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Travel, Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation, Transylvania University, Kentucky Heritage Council, and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO). It was created under the direction of Carol D. Shull, Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, Patrick Andrus, Heritage Tourism Program Manager, and Beth L. Savage, Publications Program Manager. Lexington, Kentucky: The Athens of the West, is based on information in the files of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections. These materials are kept at 800 North Capitol St., Washington, D.C., and are open to the public from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The Kentucky Department of Travel conceptualized the itinerary, guided by Carole Summers, Cultural Heritage Tourism Coordinator. Eric Thomason, intern for the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, compiled all photographic and written materials and was an invaluable asset to this project. National Register web production team members included Jeff Joeckel, who designed the itinerary, Rustin Quaide, and Shannon Bell (all of NCSHPO). Contextual essays were written by Eric Thomason (Athens of the West & Lexington Preservation), Rustin Quaide (Civil War), and Jane Cassidy, Administrator of the Site Identification Program with the Kentucky Heritage Council (Architecture). Thanks to John Paul Strain, American Print Gallery, Farmcourt Publishing, and especially to Transylvania University Special Collections for their photograph contributions.

[graphic] link to Athens of the West Essay  [graphic] link to Civil War Essay  [graphic] link to Architecture Essay
 [graphic] link to Lexington Preservation Essay

 

Lexington Home | Main Map | List of Sites | Learn More | Itineraries | NR Home |
Essays: Athens of the West | Civil War | Architecture | Lexington Preservation

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