James Moberly House, KY 52, Richmond, Kentucky
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James Moberley House
|Neighborhood/s:||Moberly, Richmond, Kentucky|
|Madison County, Kentucky|
|Year built:||ca. 1800-1825|
|Primary Style:||Greek Revival|
|Additions:||Two-story frame additions on either side of the original pen-log structure|
|Historic Function:||House/single dwelling or duplex|
|Current Function:||House/single dwelling or duplex|
|Material of Exterior Wall Covering:||Log|
|Material of Foundation:||Stone|
|National Register of Historic Places Information|
|Certification date:||June 23, 1983|
Stylistic features are confined to the doorway on the exterior of the building. The recessed center of the front facade contains a central doorway beneath an elaborate entablature. Pilasters and fluted Ionic columns complete the Greek Revival ornamentation. Two rows of columns support the double-story gallery. In the rear a single-pen outbuilding remains, constructed of hewn logs with dovetail notches. Standing among a few remaining shade trees, the James Moberly House commands the same view as is did in the early nineteenth century.
The Moberly House is noteworthy as an example of the additive nature of many nineteenth-century vernacular dwellings. The house began as a two-story rectangular single-pen log structure having massive exterior stone-end chimneys. Two-story frame additions on both sides of the original block were made in the mid-nineteenth century, creating a seven-bay front facade with two-story gallery. Interior brick chimneys were placed at both ends of these additions.