For leasing information, please contact property manager Misty Collins.

Phone: (606) 832-2222


Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00-4:30

Jenkins School is locally significant and listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the largest and finest school to be produced as part of the efforts by Consolidated Coal Company to develop Jenkins, a coal camp, in the coal rich mountains of eastern Kentucky. Jenkins School’s construction in 1912 heralded a dramatic period of coal investment in Jenkins, leading the town to be considered one of the crown jewels of coal towns—Consolidated Coal Company would bring politicians and visitors from all around the United States and abroad to see their accomplishments in this Letcher County settlement. As other Jenkins buildings of this period have been lost to neglect or demolition, Jenkins School and its level of preservation remains as a touchstone to the community’s coal industry heritage. The building was dedicated February 2014.

Consisting of 26 affordable housing units for seniors, the Jenkins Senior Citizens Center, and the Letcher County Government Access Television Studio, the adaptive reuse of the historic Jenkins School is the culmination of a decade of work by local preservationists. All homes are accessible by an elevator that serves all levels.

Income and age restrictions apply for all apartments.

Project Features & Amenities

Fully equipped kitchens

Self-cleaning electric range

Energy Star® dishwasher

Energy Star® refrigerator with ice maker

Built-in microwave

Keyless electronic entry

Ceiling fans in all living areas and bedrooms

Window blinds

Central heat & air conditioning

Community laundry room

High speed internet access

Convenient onsite parking

Elevator to serve all floors

Handicap accessible




Historic Jenkins


Project Made Possible By 

Developer: AU Associates, Inc.

Architect: Studio Ives Architecture

Contractor: AU Construction, LLC 

Financial Assistance provided by: 

Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation


Kentucky Housing Corporation

Kentucky Heritage Council 

Special Thanks to: 

City of Jenkins

Letcher County Fiscal Court

Old Jenkins School Committee