Boyle Landmark Trust introduces a new brochure for Plaque Program

Published 6:32 am Friday, November 9, 2018


News Release

Boyle Landmark Trust introduced a new brochure for its Plaque Program at the recent “Spirit of Preservation” event at Chaplin Hill Bed and Breakfast.

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The new brochure explains the Plaque Program, its requirements and resources for researching the history of a building. Brochures are available at the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Grayson’s Tavern at Constitution Square or the Heart of Danville office, Second and Walnut streets, as well as at Wilderness Trail Distillery and Chaplin Hill Bed and Breakfast. They may also be requested by emailing

The plaques are becoming the most visible part of the work done by Boyle Landmark Trust to preserve the architectural heritage of Danville and Boyle County. The increasingly familiar plaques call attention to buildings of architectural or historical interest that are at least 100 years old.

Since the program began in 2013, plaques have been purchased for private homes in the city and county, public buildings, commercial properties and churches. The new brochure directs property owners to the application, which must be submitted for approval by the trust.

“All our beautiful old homes and other historic buildings make Danville one of the prettiest small cities in Kentucky,” said Susan Jonas, chair of the Plaque Program. “We’d like to see more of them on buildings here in Danville.”

By displaying a plaque, property owners show their support for historic preservation and make their buildings more visible to both residents and visitors. Anyone familiar with historic districts in Lexington has seen some of the over 900 Blue Grass Trust plaques displayed on buildings there.

“They make a town more interesting,” Jonas said.