Lexington has a rich and diverse heritage that has been recognized on both the local and national level.
Historic Preservation is responsible for activities related to the preservation of historic structures, districts and resources in Lexington.
- provides technical assistance to owners of historic properties;
- is support staff to the Historic Preservation Commission;
- reviews projects that utilize federal funds; and
- works with other governmental agencies to preserve Lexington’s historic properties.
It has been closed to the public for 60 years, home to rusting heating and air conditioning equipment, an elevator shaft, peeling paint and deteriorating plaster. Today, Mayor Jim Gray reopened the restored dome of Lexington’s Historic Courthouse. And it’s gorgeous.