Council District 21 Survey Grant

In coordination with Louisville Metro Historic Landmarks & Preservation Districts Commission, District 21 is embarking on a community engagement effort to recognize the history of D21 and its residents, both past and present. This will include public meetings, oral histories, and much more! A small piece of this work is a historic building survey, which will be funded in part by a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council, which is the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). As part of this work, approximately 2,000 buildings will be surveyed, which is an important part of preservation planning and understanding the history of D21. Through proactive survey of significant places, property owners and the community can plan ahead of any potential new developments. Furthermore, a historic building survey is the first step to a listing on the National Register of Historic Places—only if property owners want it. We know that some of you do and that’s great!

Did you know there are 6 individual buildings listed on the National Register in D21? There’s also the Southern Heights-Beechmont Historic District. 

Did you know the National Register does not place any restrictions on your property? You can still make changes!

Do you care about the history of D21 and its future? You can be involved and help shape this project. Please contact us today!

For more information, please contact Savannah Darr at (502) 574-5705 or [email protected].


For further information about historic preservation and this project:

National Register of Historic Places Website

National Register of Historic Places Info

National Register of Historic Places FAQ

Information on the Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program

What is Historic Preservation