The University of Kentucky acquired one of these old tobacco facilities in 2011 to house its School of Art and Visual Studies (SAVS) program. Beginning in the fall of 2015, students will move into their new facility on Bolivar Street. Previously, SAVS had been located in another tobacco facility - the Reynolds Building - that is located at the end of Scott Street. (Sadly, it is anticipated that the Reynolds Building will soon be demolished.)
“I am thrilled that Mr. Mosca is interested in working with us at Ward Hall,” said David Stuart, Chairman of the Ward Hall Preservation Foundation. “In the world of historic paint analysts, he is truly among the very best. His work will enable us to move forward in the restoration process in the most historically accurate way possible.”
Here's the roundup:
Preservation Craftsman Award: Given to a building industry craftsman who has exhibited a strong commitment to quality craftsmanship for historic buildings.
Awarded to: Patrick Kennedy
Public Service to Preservation Award: Given to a government agency or official for service to preservation movement or to a specific project.
Awarded to: Chris Ford
Clay Lancaster Heritage Education Award: Given to an individual or group for service in researching and disseminating information about the Central Kentucky region. Larry Isenhour, Awarded to: Collecting Kentucky (Gigi Lacer/Libby Howard)
Ashlee Clark Thompson, author of Louisville Diners, will be on hand. So, too, will be the author of Kentucky Speedway: Kevin Kelly. And I'll be there at Joseph Beth signing copies of Lost Lexington.