Morehead’s downtown district added to National Register of Historic Places

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The historic downtown district of a Kentucky college town has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Morehead’s downtown historic district has 53 commercial, government and residential structures.

Owners of the buildings may now apply for state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Three notable structures are all over 100 years old – the Richardsonian Romanesque Rowan County Courthouse, the C&O passenger depot and the Lexington & Big Sandy Railroad freight station.

The Kentucky Heritage Council says most of the buildings are made of brick or brick veneer, are one to two stories and were built between 1881 and 1969.

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