Jenkins School Apartments

JenkinsFor leasing information, please contact property manager Misty Collins.
Phone: (606) 832-2222
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8:00-4:00.

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 twenty-six 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 icemaker
  • 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


The Jenkins School Apartments are located at 75 Pane Street, Jenkins, KY 41537.

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