Madison County Rediscovered

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Madison County Rediscovered

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The Madison County Rediscovered Collection contains material taken from Lavinia H. Kubiak's "Madison County Rediscovered: Selected Historic Architecture." Written in 1988, Kubiak's book provides photographs, architectural descriptions, and bibliographic details for many of the historic homes, buildings, and places in Madison County, Kentucky. Kubiak's work was completed in conjunction with the Madison County Historical Society and the Kentucky Heritage Council.

Items in the Madison County Rediscovered Collection

Arlington
Arlington was a generous gift to Eastern Kentucky University from W. Arnold Hanger in memory of his parents, Col. And Mrs. Harry Baylor Hanger. It presently serves as a faculty-alumni recreation center. The original house was constructed for Mr.…

Jonah Wagers House
The Jonah Wagers House is one of the largest Classical Revival dwellings in Richmond. Ornamentation of the two-story residence includes a repetitive use of certain features. For example, a one-story porch, spanning the width of the three-bay front…

Alex Mellinger House
This brick bungalow has steeply sloping gable roof, deep porch-covered facade, and characteristic overhanging flared eaves. Decorative details include a shingled gable dormer wih extended eaves supported by brackets, a porch with arched brick…

Lewis B. Herrington House
This two-story Three-bay residence is another of Richmond's examples of the American four-square house in the Classical Revival style. A low hipped roof is pierced on each side by a central gable dormer, and widely overhanging eaves have exposed…

Mrs. Willis Kennedy House
The Kennedy House faces Sunset Avenue, a street which was originally named Thurman Avenue for its developer Joe Thurman. The frame residence is an example of the two-story American four-square house. Built by local builder D. L. Cobb and executed in…

Mary Keen Shackleford House
This two-story frame residence with a single-story pedimented central portico represents the Colonial Revival style. Doric columns support a denticulated entablature below the pediment. The formal symmetry of the facade is broken only by an…

Launey P. Clay House
This small single-story frame house is locally well-known as the home of Cassius Clay’s adopted Russian-born son, Launey P. Clay (1866-1932). A projecting gable-covered porch supported by clusters of slender columns covers the central entrance on…

Farley House
This two-story house has a traditional T-plan form embellished by a projecting entry bay as well as elaborate millwork. Projecting bays capped by shingled gables dominate the facade. Overhanging eaves are enhanced by supporting scrolled brackets.…

708 West Main Street
This frame house is a good example of one kind of dwelling commonly constructed around the turn of the century. The two-and-one-half story structure has an unusual gable roofline. At the apex of the steeply pitched roof, a simple bargeboard provides…

Burnam House
The Burnam House gains architectural distinction because of its Queen Anne styling. Although the exterior has been altered with siding and an addition to the rear, it retains many features of the late-nineteenth-century style: an asymmetric form, a…

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