Leadership Frankfort’s History Challenge Day; See Frankfort’s History and Architecture in Pictures
Class of 2011
1. We all met at the KENTUCKY COFFEETREE CAFE in Historic Downtown Frankfort on Broadway
2. We walked over to the GRAND THEATRE on the restored section of St Clair in the bricked mall area.
At the Grand we were given a tour, the story of the restoration (IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK) and the theatre’s history.
The Grand Tour ended with the GLASS ART DISPLAY in the Gallery of the Grand.
3. Russ Hatter shared with us the story of the CAPITAL CITY MUSEUM located on Ann Street and we walked through to study and enjoy the collections. Many of the images included here are photographs I made of antique pictures that are displayed inside the museum. These images show Frankfort and its people as they used to be. Being a photographer, I appreciate these antique images and captured them to share them with you in this summary of our study of Frankfort’s history. Pictures here come displays entitled ‘A Place to Grow Up’, ‘Getting Around’, ‘Lost and Found’, ‘Frankfort and Film’, ‘Movies Made in Frankfort’, ‘Frankfort Film Folks’, ‘Hall of Fame of the Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites’, ‘One Family’s Trunk and The Things People Treasure and Save’, ‘The Museum’s Attic’, and ‘Capital City MUseum’s Storefront Gallery’.
4. Though the clouds covered Frankfort and the rain trickled down, Russ took us on a WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN FRANKFORT. With camera in hand, I could not carry an umbrella but to keep me and the camera as dry as possible I used my black cape. Some of my classmates thought they should capture a picture of me draped in black between takes, so I let them. Despite the rain, the architecture of our town shows very well as do the Christmas decorations in these images.
5. The main floor of the KENTUCKY HISTORY CENTER has the state of Kentucky laid within the floor tiles and provided a perfect place for a group picture. Here we caught the FRANKFORT TROLLY and rode it over to the ORLANDO BROWN HOUSE and LIBERTY HALL HISTORIC PROPERTIES both located on Wilkinson Street.
6. We rode the route that the FRANFORT TROLLEY takes daily and the last images were captured along that route from within the trolley itself. Note the trolley window motif captured within the same image as the sites on the trolley tour. The Frankfort sites captured in this series include Liberty Hall, First Baptist Church, Kentucky Transportation Building, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Kentucky State Capitol, Kentucky Floral Clock, and the Frank Lloyd Wright House.