Historical Marker

Mount Saint Joseph in National Register of History

Mount Saint Joseph Historical Marker

In early 1976 Lynn Tichenor, a 1967 alumna of Mount Saint Joseph Academy, suggested to Sisters Joseph Marie Williams and Mary Antonia Wathen that the sisters apply for the listing of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 which provided for an expanded National Register to encompass “districts, sites, buildings, structure, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, and culture.” The letter received from them on September 9, 1976, announcing our acceptance message reads,

“The site listed above has been nominated by the Kentucky Heritage Commission for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, under the auspices of the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior. The nomination will be considered by the members of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board at its next meeting on October 12, 1976, 1:00p.m. With the approval of the Review Board and the signature of the State Historic Preservation Officer of Kentucky, the nomination will be forwarded to Washington for possible approval at the Federal Level.”

The nomination was accepted and sent to the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. On January 31, 1979 word was received that the following buildings had received listing in the National Register: the three attached buildings known as the Academy facing Cummings Road, the older part of St. Michael’s Hall and St. Angela’s Hall. The Chapel and the Guest House are also included in the historical preservation Historical Marker