Historic Preservation

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.

Historic Preservation:

  • 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.


Bettie Kerr
(859) 258-3265

Amelia Armstrong
Historic Preservation Inspector
(859) 258-3265

Barry Dennis
Historic Preservation Specialist
(859) 258-3265

Randy Shipp
Historic Preservation Specialist
(859) 258-3265





What’s Under the Courthouse Dome?

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.