Categories: General Date: Tuesday September 27, 2011 Title: Holt House Project Awarded Grant during 3rd Annual Holt House Community Day
Addison- Several hundred people showed up for the Holt House Community Day, Saturday, at the historic mansion on Highway 144 at Holt’s Bottom despite the rainy conditions. Attendees were treated to guided tours of the property and period music from the days when the home was occupied by the family of Judge Holt. The Kentucky Historical Society History Mobile featuring a display about President Abraham Lincoln was also brought in for the day and attendees saw a dramatic portrayal of Judge Holt by Hardin County Circuit Judge Kelly Easton. Breckinridge Fiscal Court, in a partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council, purchased the historic structure in December 2008, with a $158,000 Kentucky Lincoln Bicentennial Preservation Grant. The preservation and restoration of the site has been named a Legacy Project of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The property was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 based on its significance in national history, politics, and architecture. During the festivities, Kentucky Secretary of Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, Marcheta Sparrow, announced a Department of Transportation Grant in the amount of $500,000 for restoration of the property. The Holt House Community Day was sponsored by Friends of the Holt House and Breckinridge County Fiscal Court.