Bardstown Kentucky

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4:42 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Fundraising Deadline Looms to Save Historic Bardstown Birthplace of a Civil Rights Activist

The antebellum mansion called Anatok has been vacant for five years.
Credit Rick Howlett/WFPL

Preservationists are racing to raise money for the restoration of a 19th century plantation house in Bardstown. If the $500,000 goal is not met soon,  most of the house will likely be dismantled to make way for a high school campus expansion project.   

The site in history-rich Bardstown has a storied past. The plantation was the birthplace of a one-time slave who became a leader of the nation’s black Catholics and a renowned civil rights activist.       

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