Petition Requesting Individual Local Landmark Designation for Bishop Smith’s Home and Kalorama School 2833 Tremont Drive, Louisville, KY 40205
We, the residents of Louisville Metro hereby request that the Louisville Metro Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission conduct a study and hold a public hearing to determine if Bishop Smith’s Home and Kalorama School should be established as an Individual Local Landmark pursuant to LMCO 32.260 (C) as amended on August 9, 2012. The boundaries are identified on the attached map. We request designation in an effort to protect the significant historic structure or property in the face of anticipated change.
This 0.85-acre property (split from a 1.4-acre property in 2016) is the site of the circa 1840 home of Benjamin Bosworth Smith, first Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Kentucky, and Kentucky Superintendent of Public Instruction February 1840 until February 1842. He was a staunch Unionist and hosted Kalorama, a girl’s school, at the home. A 2011 survey by the Kentucky Heritage Council found the house and carriage house eligible.
We understand that the Commission may only designate a structure or property if it receives a petition requesting such designation and the petition contains the verified signatures and addresses of no fewer than 200 residents of the Louisville Metro required by Section 32.260(c) of the Amended Landmarks Ordinance effective August 9, 2012.
Information for designation of individual local landmarks and historic districts can be obtained by downloading the following web site: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Histori... or by calling (502) 574-3501