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PA Update newsletters back to 1983

PA_Update_2007-09.pdf 1.21MB - PA Annual Meeting (2007-10-12): Beech Hill in Maceo | Ben Taylor and Sandi Phillips preserve 1832 home for future generations | Jonathan G. Taylor and Susan E. Hawes began construction of Beech Hill in 1832 | Longfellow School to fall for new OHS gym and parking lot | Preservation Alliance Celebrates Silver Anniversary: Selections from happenings taken from PA newsletters from 1982 to present: August 4, 1982, Preservation Alliance of Owensboro-Daviess County, Inc. was formed ▪ November 1983, National Register Nominations ▪ May 1984, Preservation Alliance Members ▪ January 1985, A Message from PA President Terry Blake ▪ April 1986, PA seeks adaptive reuse of historic Saint Joseph Church; photographs of a commercial building in Owensboro demonstrate the evolution of a historic building ▪ April 1987, What downtown can learn from suburbia ▪ May 1989, Country Churches to be Toured, Wendell Ford Backs Preservation Tax Laws ▪ September 1991, Waxworks, Inc., Newberry-Wile Building, Turley Building, Continental Trust, Bogard House, WeatherBerry ▪ July 1992, We’re 10 Years Old!, photo of Rosenwald Schoolhouse being moved ▪ September 1996, PA records moved, books go to library, Annual meeting held in J. Z. Moore neighborhood ▪ March 1998, Downtown Design Guidelines - Working or Irking? ▪ April 2001, Historic Preservation Districts Near Approval ▪ April 2002, PA Funded Study of Old Jail ▪ July 2003, photo of Old Jail under demolition ▪ April 2005, PA donates to Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s slate roof repair & renovation of John Hampden Smith wing of OMFA ▪ May 2006, Owensboro Historic Downtown District expanded | | 2007-2008 Preservation Alliance Membership Form | Status Watch for Historic Buildings | PA Email List Topics in Past Year | Preservation Alliance Membership Roster 2005-2008

PA_Update_2006-05.pdf 1.05MB - PA Annual Meeting (2006-06-09): Campbell Club to Longfellow School, Short Business Meeting to Elect Board Members & Officers; updates on Campbell Club’s extensive renovations; tour Longfellow School & hear status of OHS plans; meet with Dr. Larry Vick, city schools superintendent | Significance of the Campbell Club | Longfellow School dedication big deal in 1932: Architect William Butts Ittner, authority on school design, attended | Owensboro Historic Downtown District expansion approved effective 7/26/2005; map of downtown districts | Peachtree Galleries save burned buildings | Detail from 223 St Ann St façade, 1890s building that will be rehabilitated as part of the downtown branch of Independence Bank | In Memoriam - PA Members: Helen Edward Coomes, Richard Daniel Edwards, Lois W. Boeckman | Status Watch: BATES BUILDING ▪ 1880s; SMITH-WERNER ▪ 1880s facade (1860s); E 2ND ST ARTS DISTRICT ▪ Early 1900s; ELMER MILLER HOUSE ▪ 1905; LONGFELLOW SCHOOL ▪ 1931; OWENSBORO ARMORY ▪ 1947 | Selections from emails sent in the past year to members of the PA Email List | PA Membership Roster 2003-2005
PA_Update_2005-04.pdf 596KB - PA Annual Meeting (2005-05-13) at WeatherBerry, home of Sally & Richard Anderson, 2731 West 2nd St, Owensboro; election of board members & officers; tour the home, review its history with Sally Anderson and Sue Haycraft | Historic Bates Building purchased by investment group | State Historic Preservation Tax Credit enacted | Web site sports new look, more content | TWO’s slate roof repaired supported by a grant of $3,000 from Preservation Alliance | PA donated $1,000 to renovation of the John Hampden Smith wing of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art | 5th & Frederica streets: Two views, two years apart | 2 005 Preservation Alliance Membership Form | Status Watch for Historic Buildings: OLD JAIL ▪ 1886, demolished 2003; BATES BUILDING ▪ 1880s; SMITH-WERNER ▪ 1880s (1860s?) | BARRET-FISHER ▪ 1900; LONGFELLOW SCHOOL ▪ 1930; SUTHERLAND SCHOOL ▪ 1930. demolished 2004 | Expanded Downtown National Register historic district to be approved by summer 2005 | PA Membership Roster 2003-2005
PA_Update_2004-05_Annual_Meeting_Report.pdf 231KB - Report on Annual Meeting – May 14, 2004, Noon – Gallery 412 | PA business, election of board and officers| Hosts Mattie Jones and Paula Plummer presentations | attendance | pictures from the event
PA_Update_2004-04_Dues_Letter.pdf 36KB - Old Jail and Sutherland School have been demolished | Terry Woodward, a manifest preservationist, has renovated the exterior of the Barret-Fisher Building | Mischel Monuments building is alive and well as Gallery 412 | Owensboro Historic Preservation Board has contracted with a consultant to perform a study that should lead to an expansion of the Old Owensboro Commercial Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places
PA Update 2003-04.pdf 792KB - PA Annual Meeting (5/16/2003) at Yellow Creek Park; Ross Leigh to speak, lead tour of County Park’s growing assets at Pioneer Village, including Potts Cabin | Riverfront Master Plan’s Patio about to open for summer festival events | Preservation Week: Cities, Suburbs and Countryside, May 5-12, 2003; A Message from Richard Moe, President of the National Trust | The PA board has offered a grant of $3,000 to TWO to assist in the repair of its slate roof | PA heard that owner Terry Dukes was considering applying an exterior insulation coating to the buildings at 5th & Frederica | Status of Endangered Buildings: Old Jail, Bates, Smith-Werner, Sutherland School, Barret-Fisher | Downtown Springs to Life, pictures of: Owensboro Symphony Orchestra's future Performing Arts Academy in the Miller Building, Newberry Wile complex looking great, Smothers Park fountain | PA 2002-2003 membership roster
PA Update 2003-01.pdf 251KB - "Greater Owensboro” Values Historic Buildings | Review of Past Year: Daviess County Jail, Barret-Fisher Building, Main Street Historic District, 5th & Frederica streets, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, Wesley Action at Spring Meeting at Pioneer Village at Yellow Creek Park | PA Motor Coach Trips to Columbia, TN, and St. Louis cancelled due to lack of interest | Other Endangered Buildings: Bates, Smith-Werner, Sutherland School
PA Update 2002-04.pdf 251KB - Only Three Bids Made for Old County Jail | PA Funded Study of Old Jail | PA Annual Meeting (5/17/2002) at Yellow Creek Park, Pioneer Village: Talk & tour of Rosenwald School and rebuilt log cabin & barn | Endangered Buildings List Revised: Old Jail, Bates, Smith-Werner, Sutherland School, Barret-Fisher | 5th & Frederica: removal of blue aluminum screen on old Stacy Chrysler buildings, PA congrats to Terry Dukes | Regional Preservation Coordinator Stewart Sebree contact info | Preservation Kentucky Busy with Recent and Upcoming Activities | Preserving the Spirit of Place, National Historic Preservation Week, May 12-18, 2002 | PA 2001-2002 membership roster
PA Update 2001-04.pdf 400KB - Historic Preservation Districts Near Approval | J Z Moore Historic District | Old Owensboro Historic Business District Starts with RPC | PA Annual Meeting (5/18/2001) at "Haphazard," historic home of John & Riley Hess | Endangered Buildings Down 2: Harreld & Old OMU buildings demolished; Old Jail, Bates & Smith-Werner still standing | Could Old Jail’s historic front part serve as an entrance pavilion for expanded exhibition facilities at the Executive Inn? | In Memoriam: Nelda Boggess Callis | Regional Preservation Coordinator Stewart Sebree has replaced former coordinator Anne Gryczon | Kentucky’s Historic Schools Symposium to be held May 11 at Male High School in Louisville | Historic Preservation & the Global Marketplace: Labrot & Graham Distillery | PA 2000-2001 membership roster
PA Update 2000-05 Daytrip.pdf 118KB - PA Day-Trip (2000-06-10) to Historic Sites of Evansville: Pagoda Visitors Center, Willard Library, Reitz Home | PA 2000 membership roster
PA Update 2000-03.pdf 546KB - PA Lists Top Five Endangered Buildings: Daviess County Jail, Bates, Harreld, Old OMU, Smith-Werner | PA Annual Meeting & Tour (4/14/2000): TWO Renovation, Central Presbyterian Church, Gillim Building & Temple Adath Israel | Parker Auto Leasing rehab | J Z Moore & Old Owensboro Neighorhood alliances endorse proposed, city Historic District Ordinance | Theatre Workshop performing in renovated Old Trinity Centre | State Historic Preservation Conference set for May at Louisville’s Camberley Brown Hotel | Preservation Tax Credit Stalls in House Committee | PA 1999-2000 membership roster
PA Update 1999-03.pdf 1.35MB - PA Annual Meeting (1999-04-16) at Home of Forrest Roberts & Allen Holbrook (Former Hager Home), 1844 Griffith Ave | Former Hager Residence may be 125 Years Old | Meet Anne Gryczon, Preservation Services Coordinator | History of the Gillim House for Children by Beverly Mills | Historian for Safe Children Foundation, 2/1999 | Review of current federal legislation | Economic Impact of Historic Preservation | Preservation Web links | PA 1998-1999 membership roster
PA Update 1998-10.pdf 1.99MB - PA letter to Bruce Peters concerning possible Marriot Hotel threat to demolish Bates Building | A brief history of French Lick, IN | Promo of Bus Trip to French Lick & West Baden, IN, planned for 10/31/1998 | 1998 PA membership roster
PA Update 1998-05 Daytrip.pdf 325KB - Promo of Day-Trip planned for 1998-05-23 | Tour the Shaker Museum at South Union, KY | Lunch at South Union | Russellville KY: Bibb House Museum, Saddle Factory, antique shopping
PA Update 1998-03.pdf 554KB - PA Annual Meeting (4/9/98) at The Gallery, 107 E 2nd St | Pleasant Grove School | Gillim House | J Z Moore District | McAtee Building | Old Trophy House (1302 Allen St) | Tourist Offices at RiverPark Center | Theatre Workshop staying at Trinity Centre | Rosenwald School commemorative plaque | Historic Sites Survey update? | Recap of 1997 PA meeting at Cecilia Medley's | Recap of Madison, IN, Day-Trip | Downtown Design Guidelines: Working or Irking? | Historic Properties: Treatments Defined | Promo of Day-Trip to Shaker Museum at South Union & Russellville, KY | PA 1997-1998 membership roster
PA Update 1997-04.pdf 160KB - PA Annual Meeting at Home of Mrs. Cecilia Medley | Economic Impact of Historic Preservation in Kentucky | Salm's Building Now Sheffer Hoffman Law Offices | Historical Quarterly Ceases Publication; Lee Dew Retires | Gillam House Refurbishing | Historic Preservation Conference in BG this September | 'Stately' Mary Ellen Hart Taught in the Public Schools of Owensboro for Many Years | PA Articles of Incorporation | Day-Trip to Madison, IN Promo | 1996 PA membership roster
PA Update 1996-09.pdf 162KB - Rosenwald's great nephew visits renovated school | PA records moved, books from DOI to public library | J Z Moore Nbhd erects historic marker | Phillips Ct house under renovation | Rosenwald Schoolhouse spends grant | Salm's Bldg tenant? | Still watching Old Trinity Centre | Pleasant Grove Schoolhouse now in Panther Creek Park | KHC African-American Committee seeks funds | PA April trip to Cincinnati was success | Lea Flats building at 3rd & Saint Elizabeth demolished | Annual meeting held in J. Z. Moore nbhd | KHC representatives discuss state preservation plan at Colby's, PA members attend | J Z MOORE HISTORIC DISTRICT by Dot Howell | Day-Trip to Madison IN promo | 1996 PA membership roster
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PA Update 1992-07.pdf 2.50MB - We're 10 Years Old!: Advocacy, Preservation, Fundraising, Education, Programs for Members, Bus Tours and Trips, Research | Newberry-Wile finds new life | Rosenwald School | Shakertown and Harrodsburg Destination of August 29-30 Trip | 1992 Preservation Alliance Members, Officers & Directors, Board Members
PA Update 1991-09.pdf 3.56MB - Fall Trip planned to Bardstown, Maker's Mark, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train | History of the William Sweeney House | Editorial on demolition of the Sweeney properties and historic buidlings in general | Where Do I Go for Help? | State Preservation Conference, Covington, September 27-28 | PA Officers and Board Members | St. Paul Church recently cleaned | 1991 Membership | Waxworks, Inc., Newberry-wile Building, Turley Building, Continental Trust, Bogard House, WeatherBerry
PA Update 1990-07.pdf 2.58MB - July Membership Meeting at historic Cornwallis House, 224 E 5th St | Historic Property Inventory | House in J.Z. Moore being renovated by Bobby Miller | National Trust Conference in Charleston, SC | 1990 Membership | PA Trip: Adsmore in Princeton, then Paducah, Whitehaven, The Angles, Dick Holland's Garden, then Patti's Place in Grand Rapids for Dinner | PA Board
PA Update 1989-05.pdf 3.27MB
PA Update 1987-07.pdf 1.54MB
PA Update 1984-04.pdf 1.22MB
PA Update 1986-04.pdf 1.58MB
PA Update 1985-10.pdf 327KB
PA Update 1985-05.pdf 696KB
PA Update 1985-01.pdf 535KB
PA Update 1984-10.pdf 506KB
PA Update 1984-05.pdf 784KB
PA Update 1983-11.pdf 605KB
PA Update 1983-01.pdf 655KB
Downtown documents
z21_Updated_2015-08.pdf 7.04MB - Zoning Ordinance Article 21, Downtown Overlay Districts. This article includes all regulations with respect to building dimensions and design standards for the downtown area, including the duties of the Downtown Design Administrator and the Historic Preservation Board in relation to downtown development. It includes color illustrations of desired urban design features.
  Downtown_Overlay_District_Regulating_Plan_2015-08_1592w.pdf 1.65MB - Boundaries of the Historic Core, Downtown Core, and other character districts in the downtown area.
Owensboro_Savings_Bank_-_Changes_1885-1910.pdf 911KB - Study includes phots of the two-story building in 1903 and the three-story building in 2011. Also included are Sanborn map footprints in 5-year increments from 1885 to 1910, which show that the third floor of the Bates Building was added in phases starting in the rear on Allen Street by 1905, and the front remainder on 2nd St by 1910.
Owensboro_HISTORIC_PRESERVATION_BOARD_ordinance_2009-11-03.pdf 335KB - Authority and duties of the Owensboro Historic Preservation Board for locally designated historic districts/landmarks that area located outside the Downtown Overlay District Boundary, such as the J.Z. Moore Neighborhood Historic Preservation District.
Owensboro_DT_design_review_process_2009-10-20.pdf 12KB - Flowchart of the Downtown Design Review process.
z21_new_2009-10-20.pdf 4.98MB - (OUT-OF-DATE; refer above to 2015 update) Zoning Ordinance Article 21, Downtown Overlay Districts. This article includes all regulations with respect to building dimensions and design standards for the downtown area, including the duties of the Downtown Design Administrator and the Historic Preservation Board in relation to downtown development. It includes color illustrations of desired urban design features.
Downtown_Overlay_District_Regulating_Plan_2009-10-20_1350w.pdf 221KB - (OUT_OF_DATE; refer above to 2015 update).
Downtown_Districts_Map_2006-05.pdf 559KB - (OUT-OF-DATE) Former boundaries of the Downtown Core, National Register Historic district effective 7/26/2005, and local historic district (RiverPark Center block)
Smith-Werner_Bldgs_Study_Cmte_Rpt_2005-07-12.pdf 30KB - This is the report of the committee appointed by Daviess County Judge/Executive Reid Haire to study options for the future of the county-owned Smith-Werner buildings. The committee worked for several months on ideas for the buildings, which are located in the historic district on 2nd Street just east of St. Ann St.
OHDCD_Nom_2004-07-27.pdf 7.02MB! - Owensboro Historic Downtown Commercial District Nomination to expand the National Register district boundaries | by Mudpuppy & Waterdog Inc under contract to the Owensboro Historic Preservation Board | text includes very interesting history of downtown Owensboro's development
OHDCD_Nom_2004-07-27_Dist_Map.pdf 621KB EXCERPT of District Map from full document above
OHDCD_Nom_2004-07-27_Photo_Index.pdf 226KB EXCERPT of Photo Index Map from full document above
Downtown_Design_Guidelines_1990-01.pdf 20.58MB! (OUT-OF-DATE)
Guidelines and standards for physical changes within Owensboro's Downtown Core - Ohio River to 5th St, Walnut St to Crittenden St; formerly administered by the Owensboro Historic Preservation Board
Link to Downtown documents on the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission Web site
Other historic area documents
LongfellowSalvageCommitteeReport_Combined_2008-03-25.pdf 665KB - At the end of the 2007 school year, the Owensboro Board of Education appointed a Salvage Committee to review artifacts at Longfellow School and recommend possible materials that should be preserved prior to demolition of the facility. This is the report of the committee to the Owensboro School Board. It includes photographs and prioritizes items recommended for salvage and incorportation into the $22-million Owensboro High School expansion project.
JZMoore_Historic_District_Map_2007-02-02.pdf 301KB - This map shows the boundaries of the J Z Moore National Register Historic District within which federal investment tax credits are available for the qualified rehabilitation of income-producing property and state income tax credits are available for the qualified rehabilitation of both residential and commercial property. Also shown are the boundaries of the local historic district administered by the Owensboro Historic Preservation Board (OHPB) within which property changes are subject to mandatory compliance with adopted design guidelines.

Advocate_2006_05_Longfellow_School_e2.pdf 602KB - The Public Life Foundation of Owensboro's May 2006 issue of the Public Life Advocate includes this wonderful article by Benjamin Hoak about Longfellow School, other historic building projects, and an overview of broader issues related to historic preservation in Owensboro. The entire issue is available at

Campbell_Club_information_sheet.pdf 58KB - Information on exterior and interior renovations of the Campbell Club (Dr. W. F. Gillim House) that were made in 2005-2006 | Architectural description and historical significance of the Second-Empire Victorian house, which was built circa 1880.
Owensboro_Armory.pdf 253KB - "A Brief History of the Kentucky National Guard In Owensboro," a 1999 report by Kate Carothers, which comes from "Inventory and Evaluation of National Guard Armories in the State of Kentucky."
Moorman_House-WeatherBerry_history.pdf 9KB - A summary of the history of this Greek Revival-Italianate antebellum house, prepared by Sally Anderson and Sue Haycraft for the PA 2005 Annual Meeting at WeatherBerry.
Moorman_House_NRHP_Nomination_1991-04-01.pdf 1.41MB - The National Register of Historic Places Nomination form for the Moorman House; submitted in 1991, entered in the National Register 3/27/1992.
MI_1932-01-17_Longfellow_School_Opening_plus_architect_Ittner_info.pdf 592KB - In January 1932, the Owensboro Messenger and Inquirer was excited about the imminent opening of the "beautiful new Longfellow School building." This document includes the text from that article, plus provides background information on Longfellow's famous architect, William Butts Ittner of St. Louis.
JZMoore_Historical_Design_Standards_2001.pdf 14.89MB! - Mandatory design standards applicable to major alterations to a building on the front half of a lot within the J.Z. Moore Historical Preservation District. Mayor alterations must meet 5 out of a set of 8 standards as administered by the Owensboro Historic Preservation Board (OHPB). These include rooof pitch, porch size/placement, decorative trimwork, width of structure, ground floor height, exterior siding material, front door size/placement, and dormer size/placement. Under the ordinance, color cannot be regulated.
NRHP_Owensboro_MRA_1986-03-28.pdf 1.46MB - Owensboro Multiple Resources nomination to the National Register of Historic Places | Doctors Row, JZ Moore, and Phillips Court historic districts | plus 17 additional, individual buildings | by Glenda Thacker | text includes interesting history of Owensboro's development | sites listed by address | NO MAPS included
  1980s 1980s_Walking_Tour_of_Historic_Downtown_Owensboro_KY.pdf 2.37MB - Provides information about downtown historic buildings, including those that have been demolished since the 1980s.
PA administrative documents
PA_Bylaws_2008-11-20.pdf 23KB
PA_Articles_of_Incorporation_1982-08-04.pdf 23KB
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