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8 N Main
8 N Main St
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Site Number: 92
Survey Information    
KHC Survey Number:   CKW-527   Survey Date:   03-May-2005
Parcel ID / PVA Number:     Surveyed By:   Fred J. Rogers
Purpose of Survey:   Survey and Planning Grant   Field Recorder Affiliation:   University of Kentucky (CHAP)
Building Use / Name   Commercial Buildings
Original Primary Function:   Commercial/Professional/Office   Current Business Type:  
Current Function/Use:   Vacant   Current Business Name:  
Status:   Vacant   Historic Business Name:   S.P.Kerr Building
Building Name (not commercial business name):   S.P.Kerr Building      
Commercial Bldgs: Facade   Commercial Bldgs: Facade Alterations
Facade Primary Material:   Brick/Ornamental Stone   Major Facade Alterations?   No
Stylistic Influence:   Commercial: Brick-Front   Character of Facade Modification(s):  
Facade Includes Cast Iron:   No   Describe Major Facade Alteration(s):  
Facade Includes Storefront:   Yes  
Facade Condition:   Fair  
Explain Facade Condition
(if Fair, Poor, or Ruins):
  Some deterioration and pocking of brick and rough stone work. This building is currently under renovation.  
    Significant Modification(s)
Construction   Assess changes affecting overall plan, scale, massing, and/or materials (i.e., significant additions or demolition, re-fenestration, etc.).
Construction Date (estimated):   1875-1899   Date of Significant Modification(s):  
Construction Date (if known):   1889   Character of Modification(s):  
Originally Built or Owned by (if known):   Smith P. Kerr   Describe Major Modification(s):  
Number of Stories:   3  
Foundation Material:   Undetermined  
Structural System:   Brick  
Walls & Gutter   Roof
Primary Wall Material:   Brick   Roof Configuration:   Flat
Is Current Wall Material Original?     Roof Material:   Built-Up (Asphalt Composite)
Gutter Type:     Roof Condition:  
Gutter Condition:     Is Roof Material Original?  
Fenestration   Front Door / Entryway
  Wood   Door/Entry is Contributing Feature:   Yes
Window/Casement Condition:   Fair   Primary Door Material:   Wood
Are Windows (Primarily) Original?     Is Primary Door/Entryway Original?  

NR District Contributing Structure?   Yes      
Individually Eligible for the National Register?   Yes      
Recommended Level of Documentation:   State      

Overall Condition
Overall Condition of Building:  

Other Remarks / Description
  This structure that forms the Kerr business block is characterized by its large mass with nine regular bays fronting Main Street and three fronting W. Broadway. The design of the structure is reflective of its original combined commercial and industrial use. The corner vertical mass at Main and W. Broadway is rounded and topped with a section comprised of small square stones. Heavy rock-faced lintels top each of the windows. A horizontal band of wide stone lintels divides street level from the second story. The cornice consists of brick set into distinctive corbelled patterns. Each bay is separated by a plain brick pilaster.
Site Map
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UTM Range at Boundary Extents (Datum: NAD83 / WGS84 / Zone 16s) Easting Northing
Main (W) 737840 4181517
Main (E) 738505 4181183

Database ID No. 234
Survey Last Modified: 03-May-2005 by user: rgpayne
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