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
Keyless electronic entry
Ceiling fans in all living areas and bedrooms
Central heat & air conditioning
Community laundry room
High speed internet access
Convenient onsite parking
Elevator to serve all floors
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