Original KPA Frankfort office part of tower demolition

 

 

The doors and some windows are already boarded up on the original KPA Frankfort office, ready for coming down when the Capital Plaza Tower, shown behind office is imploded. The tower was built in 1971 and contains 28 stories.

When the Kentucky Press Association left the UK Journalism Building in the 1970s to relocate in Frankfort, the officers and board selected an office area on Wilkinson Boulevard, sitting just below the Capital Plaza Tower.

That tower and the Frankfort Convention Center are scheduled for demolition so the original modern-day KPA office will be coming town when the tower is imploded. Work has already started on dismantling the convention center. The tower was originally scheduled to be imploded on February 25 but that date has reportedly been moved to March 11.

KPA remained in that office for about two years before buying a three-story house on Capital Avenue. That served as Central Office from 1979 to 1991 when KPA moved to its current central office off U.S. 127 near I-64.

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