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Bellevue, Boone Sites to Be Considered for National Register

Two Northern Kentucky sites are to be considered for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Captain Benjamin Johnson River House in Hebron and the Grote Manufacturing Company building, currently being developed as the Kent Lofts, in Bellevue, will be discussed by the Kentucky Preservation Review Board in Frankfort on Monday morning.

The Captain Benjamin Johnson River House, a rural site along the Ohio River in Boone County, was built in 1818 and was nominated for its architectural significance as an early “I-House” design from the Federal era spanning 1794-1830.

The Grote Manufacturing Company Building is a three- to four-story brick veneer manufacturing facility built by the National Colortype Company in 1924-25 and updated by Grote Manufacturing in the mid-1940s, constructed in three phases and featuring fire-resistant poured concrete walls, ceilings, and floors.

Read about the Captain Johnson River House nomination here.

Read about the Grote building/Kent Lofts nomination here.

The review board is charged with evaluating nominations prior to their submission to the National Park Service (NPS), which will issue a final determination of listing within 45 days of receipt. The Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office administers the National Register program in Kentucky and provides administrative support to the board.

-Staff report

Photo: Grote building/Kent Lofts in Bellevue (RCN file)