Blue Grass Trust
The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation was founded in 1955 and is a non-profit advocate for historic preservation that strives to protect, revitalize and promote the special historic places in our community in order to enhance the quality of life for future generations. While the group has been vocally against the construction of CentrePointe, they do have a voluntary alternative to Historic Districts.
Voluntary Plaque Program
The Blue Grass Trust offers a voluntary plaque program, is a unique way to alert the public to over 800 historic buildings in Central Kentucky. The program has relatively strict criteria, an application process, and a $150 dollar plaque and membership fee. A one of the benefits of the program is that it does not put any restrictions on what a property owner can do to their home. The program is a way for a property owner to show that he takes pride in his historic residence, without the invasive hand of government.
Contact and Staff Info
The Blue Grass Trust
253 Market Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
- Julie Good, Executive Director
- Zanne Jefferies, Director of Preservation & Education
- David McKnight, Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator