by Michael Monks
The Kentucky Heritage Council is handing out its 34th annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Preservation Awards and of the six awards, two are for Covington projects. A "preservation project award" will be given to AU Associates of Lexington for its work on the Thomas Edison School Apartments. From the press release:
Thomas Edison School Apartments, Covington, rehabilitated by AU Associates Inc., of Lexington, for rehabilitating a 1939 Works Progress Administration school into affordable housing and preserving its original Art Deco charm and historic features both inside and outThe River City News was at Thomas Edison for the ribbon cutting ceremony back in January:
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A joint effort between the Cities of Covington and Bellevue is also being honored in Frankfort:
"Historic Preservation: Saving Place" video, produced by historic preservation staff of the cities of Bellevue and Covington, for its effectiveness as a teaching tool to educate northern Kentucky residents, business owners and others about the benefits of preservation and carrying this message throughout the state
Here is the video:
Other recipients of the preservation project awards include three buildings on Main Street in Harrodsburg and the Whiskey Row Lofts in Louisville. Other winners of the service to preservation awards are a family that preserved an eighteenth century farm in South Portsmouth and the assistant director of the McDowell House Museum in Danville.