This is what remained of the Robert Sanders House on Thursday, May 28, 2015. The house, believed to have been built in 1797, was the first brick house in Scott County. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but that doesn't necessarily protect historic properties. Without a local preservation ordinance, National Register buildings have no protection from demolition. Photo by Greg Kocher | Staff

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This is what remained of the Robert Sanders House on Thursday, May 28, 2015. The house, believed to have been built in 1797, was the first brick house in Scott County. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but that doesn't necessarily protect historic properties. Without a local preservation ordinance, National Register buildings have no protection from demolition. Photo by Greg Kocher | Staff gkocher1@herald-leader.com Lexington Herald-Leader
This is what remained of the Robert Sanders House on Thursday, May 28, 2015. The house, believed to have been built in 1797, was the first brick house in Scott County. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but that doesn't necessarily protect historic properties. Without a local preservation ordinance, National Register buildings have no protection from demolition. Photo by Greg Kocher | Staff gkocher1@herald-leader.com Lexington Herald-Leader