James Moberly House, KY 52, Richmond, Kentucky

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James Moberley House

Address: KY 52
Neighborhood/s: Moberly, Richmond, Kentucky
Richmond, Kentucky
Madison County, Kentucky
State/province: Kentucky
Country: United States
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

Moberly Richmond Madison County

James Moberly House, KY 52, Richmond, Kentucky
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National Register of Historic Places Information
Reference Number: 83002817
Certification date: June 23, 1983
Primary Style: Federal

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.

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.


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