The Historic Lexington Courthouse is a remarkable example of Richardson Romanesque architecture and is the largest building of its type in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Over the years the building became less than optimal for its original courthouse usage and a renovation in the 1960’s compromised much of its original character.
The building is owned by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, which has infused funds into the project to augment the Federal and State Historic Tax Credits that will be available to complete the project.
The Historic Lexington Courthouse development consists of the complete exterior and interior renovation of the Courthouse, and the creation of approximately 48,295 gross square feet of space, covering four floors of tenancy. Project tenants include a Ouita Michel restaurant and bourbon bar, VISITLEX, Breeders’ Cup, and LexEffect’s events space, Limestone Hall, under the rehabilitated rotunda.