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Jacobs Hall, Kentucky School for the Deaf

Danville, Kentucky
County of Boyle.
303 South Second Street
National Register Number: 66000354
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Educational facility - related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: KY-6 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: School; http://www.danville-ky.com/BoyleCounty/ksdjac.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
Established in 1823, the Kentucky School for the Deaf was the first publicly supported institution for the education of the deaf in the country. Jacobs Hall, a four story brick structure completed in 1857, is the oldest surviving building at the school.

There are no immediate threats to the landmark at this time.

The Kentucky School for the Deaf Alumni Association has a group of volunteers who are working on adding to the KSD museum housed in Jacobs Hall. Additionally, the Kentucky Department of Education is working to get the building's exterior painted.

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