1899 Fayette County Courthouse

LOCATION: Lexington, Kentucky

SIZE: 45,000 SQ FT / 4 stories

FEATURES:

Conditions assessment & rehabilitation plan creates a unique venue with memorable event and exhibition spaces
Partner: Preservation Design Partnership

CLIENT: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

TYPE: Historic Preservation

SUMMARY:

EOP and Philadelphia-based Preservation Design Partnership were selected to provide a vision for the landmark 1899 Fayette County Courthouse, one of the most significant public buildings in Kentucky and the symbolic center of Lexington. Over the course of its history, a series of unfortunate interventions and changes compromised and removed several of the Courthouse's defining features, including its heroic Rotunda with monumental stair, as well as exterior arched windows.