Architectural as Public Art and History
I think that the public art, the art that you find in the public places, the buildings themselves, actually give you a sense of grounding, of who we are as a people, of what happened during those periods of time…it tells a story about the people and about the times and about the materials they had to build with. From an interview with Dr. Mary Sias, President of Kentucky State University
The stops on this tour include some of the most significant buildings in Frankfort and represent a diversity of styles. If you have always been fascinated by architecture but have difficulty identifying the characteristics that make the different architectural styles distinct, download the Architecture on the Frankfort Public Art Tour Power Point for a quick guide. These buildings introduce you to the diverse architecture of the Capitol City, but there are many more buildings that are worth exploring, many more that help to tell the story of the people, the times, and the materials that make Frankfort unique. No doubt, your own community has its own rich architectural history. Happy exploring!