Western Kentucky Properties Receive Listings on National Register of Historic Places

Oct 16, 2015

Murray's W.G. Swann Tobacco Co. building
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  A former tobacco company building in Murray and a Christian County farmstead are among the properties in the WKMS listening area that have been approved for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Murray’s W.G. Swann Tobacco Co. building was constructed in the early 1920s and is one of the last vestiges of the city’s once-booming tobacco business, with more than a dozen facilities located at one time on the east side of town. The building can be found at 111 Poplar Street.

Christian County's C.A. Baldwin Farmstead
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  Christian County’s C.A. Baldwin Farmstead was nominated in the historic context of New Deal rural development programs in the area. The farmstead was built in 1937 and is located on Masonville-Beverly Road in Hopkinsville.

Meanwhile, Owensboro’s Kentucky Buggy Company building will also be listed on the register.

The properties received state approval for the register in June. For a full list of actions taken on the register this week, click here.