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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
2008.
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.

Condition:
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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