Campbellsville Historic Commercial District

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Campbellsville Historic Commercial District
Campbellsville Historic Commercial District.jpg
Main Street in the district
Campbellsville Historic Commercial District is located in Kentucky
Campbellsville Historic Commercial District
Campbellsville Historic Commercial District is located in the US
Campbellsville Historic Commercial District
Location Roughly bounded by Columbia Ave., Broadway, 1st, Hotchkiss Sts., Central Ave. (both sides), and RR tracks, Campbellsville, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°20′28″N 85°20′37″W / 37.34111°N 85.34361°W / 37.34111; -85.34361Coordinates: 37°20′28″N 85°20′37″W / 37.34111°N 85.34361°W / 37.34111; -85.34361
Area 14 acres (5.7 ha)
Architectural style Italianate, Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 83002876[1]
Added to NRHP February 10, 1983

Campbellsville, Kentucky is a century old city. The National Register of Historic Places (Listings in Kentucky) designates a collection of about 20 buildings in downtown Campbellsville.

Location[edit]

The district is roughly bounded by Columbia Ave., Broadway, 1st, Hotchkiss Sts., Central Ave. (both sides), and railroad tracks.

37°20′28″N 85°20′37″W / 37.34111°N 85.34361°W / 37.34111; -85.34361 (Campbellsville Historic Commercial District)

Buildings[edit]

The most notable structure is Merchant Tower (circa 1910, 17,000 sq ft, 3-stories with tower, formally named Merchants Hotel). It is a standalone listing in the National Register of Historical Places.[2] Also on the 100 block, the Willock Building (circa 1909) has a stature at 3 stories tall and nearly 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2).

Architecture[edit]

The 100 and 200 block of Main Street are lined with century old brick, stone, and iron buildings with Italianate architecture facades. Merchant Tower was designed with Romanesque architecture.

Revitalization[edit]

In Campbellsville's historic district, the Main Street Manager oversees preservation and revitalization. The Kentucky Heritage Council[3] (Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office) is a valued source of information.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ National Register of Historical Places
  3. ^ Kentucky Heritage Council = http://heritage.ky.gov/

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