Fairchild House

Title

Fairchild House

Description

This dwelling is one of the oldest in Berea and one of the most distinctive. Built for the Reverend E. Henry Fairchild (1815-1889), the first president of Berea College , the house was for forty-nine years the residence of John Lewis Gay, mayor of Berea for forty-eight consecutive years. When Mr. Gay purchased the house in 1910, he enlarged the front porch and the south wing to include a large kitchen and dining room on the first floor as well as a large bedroom with a fireplace, a small bedroom, and a bath on the newly-added second floor. This T-plan residence now consists of a three-bay facade with a denticulated wrap-around porch supported by Tuscan columns.

Creator

Kubiak, Lavinia

Date

1986

Contributor

Madison County Historical Society

Format

PHOTOGRAPH/5x7

Type

image

Identifier

1988-009-123
http://library-old.eku.edu/historicmadison/items/show/1667
http://library-old.eku.edu/historicmadison/archive/files/6959f9da19ed3c324413407fb53bd2e6.jpg

Files

1988-09-123.jpg

Citation

Kubiak, Lavinia, “Fairchild House,” Historic Madison, accessed September 19, 2017, http://historicmadison.omeka.net/items/show/1364.

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