Master’s Project: “East End and Davis Bottom”
In 2011, Heather M. Dollins completed her Master’s Project for the degree of Master of Historic Preservation in the College of Design at The University of Kentucky. The Master’s Project culminated in one of the first, in-depth, comparative studies of two neighborhoods in Lexington Kentucky – East End and Davis Bottom.
Entitled “East End and Davis Bottom: A Study of the Demographic and Landscape Changes of Two Neighborhoods in Lexington,” the Master’s Project contains fascinating information, images and graphs about the history of Davis Bottom and the changing demographics of this neighborhood from its establishment in the 1860s to the present day.
“East End and Davis Bottom: A Study of the Demographic and Landscape Changes of Two Neighborhoods in Lexington,” Master’s Project by Heather M. Dollins, 2011
This work is a great resource for academic scholars and anyone interested in the history of Davis Bottom or the development of ethnic enclaves in Kentucky. Heather Dollins has graciousely allowed us to post her Master’s Project, as well as its five appendices, on the companion website for The Davis Bottom History Preservation Project for research and educational purposes. The author retains all copyrights to the materials.
Master’s Project: “East End and Davis Bottom” (146 pages, 7 MB)
Appendix A: City Directories (103 pages, 2.3 MB)
Appendix B: Chains of Title (26 pages, 377 KB)
Appendix C: Kentucky Heritage Council Survey Forms (362 pages, 7.4 MB)
Appendix D: Census Records (521 pages, 16.2 MB)
Appendix E: Renter/Ownership Tables (13 pages, 270 KB)