An old Cadillac drove past the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on Pike St. in Sadieville, Ky., on May 23. Preserve Kentucky says the state's small towns (those with populations of 2,000 or less) top its annual list of the most endangered sites in the Bluegrass State. The group has cited Sadieville in Scott County as a prime example.
A historical marker near the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church says, "The lot was decreed to trustees of the congregation on Nov. 12, 1884, for the purpose of erecting a house of worship. It is the oldest surviving church in Sadieville."
Main Street and Pike Street form a Y in downtown Sadieville.
A historical marker gives a brief history of the Rosenwald school in Sadieville.
Officials in Sadieville want to preserve the past, but they said they need help. “We can barely keep our head above water as it is, and most small towns are having that same struggle,” Mayor Claud Christenson said.
A view of Main Street in Sadieville. "We're getting a huge preservation appetite," Mayor Claud Christensen said. "The more we looked, the more we saw and uncovered these things that had significance."
Looking down Main St. in Sadieville. Preserve Kentucky says the state's small towns top its annual list of the most endangered sites in the Bluegrass State.
The old Rosenwald School in Sadieville, on a hillside behind the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, is one of 158 Rosenwald Schools built in Kentucky between 1917 and 1920. Clothing baron Julius Rosenwald built schools across the country to educate black children in the early 20th century.
The old Lodge Hall was built in 1905 on Pike Street in Sadieville.
This historical marker, honoring Sadieville native Robert H. Brooks, is one of several in Sadieville, in northern Scott County. Officials said historical markers elsewhere in Scott County have been stolen recently. Lexington Herald-Leader