Shelbyville Kentucky Historic District Commission


Shelbyville’s Historic District is characterized by its late 19th and early 20th century architecture. Much of that architecture has, and continues, to change over time. That is a good thing! Most of the change that has occurred in the district reflects a respect for the past and demonstrates the care and concern that property owners have for their historic homes and commercial buildings. Since 1985, the HDC has played a roll in helping people understand what changes are possible and how to properly approach maintaining the historic character of their properties.

Many projects are under way in the Historic District. We proudly showcase these projects as a way to encourage and celebrate the ongoing efforts many put forward to preserve and protect Shelbyville’s historic resources!


800 Main Street (Resource #SHS-744) Blue Gables

The Blue Gables motor lodge was built in the late 1930s and is presently undergoing restoration, renovation, and adaptive reuse.

628-634 Main Street (Resource #SHS-770) Layson Hall

Layson Hall was constructed ca. 1875, and is undergoing a substantial restoration, renovation, and adaptive reuse strategy.

1101 Main Street (Resource #SHS-641) Private Residence

The cottage residence featured here was built ca. 1900-1910, and it has undergone a substantial restoration and renewal along with a rear addition.