Lucien Griggs House, KY 977, Richmond, Kentucky

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Lucien Griggs House

Address: KY 977
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Richmond, Kentucky
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Madison County, Kentucky
State/province: Kentucky
Country: United States
Year built: ca. 1850-1875
Primary Style: Gothic Revival
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Log

Richmond Madison County

Lucien Griggs House, KY 977, Richmond, Kentucky
(37.796814° N, 84.120162° WLatitude: 37°47′48.53″N
Longitude: 84°7′12.583″W
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National Register of Historic Places Information
Reference Number: 88003316


One of the few antebellum Gothic Revival style dwellings in rural Madison County, the Griggs House, once the residence of a Waco postmaster, exhibits details of this style both inside and out. Three wall gables dominate the front facade, each one ornamented with lace-like bargeboard. A one-story porch, added in the late nineteenth century, extends across the front. Small single-light windows located below the apexes of the gables exhibit cusp ornament. The paired windows of the first and second stories are elongated, emphasizing the vertical quality so often apparent in the Gothic Revival style.

The interior has a single-pile central passage plan, with each room containing a fireplace centered on an interior partition wall. Flattened Tudor arches, located above doors and windows on the interior, echo the Gothic motifs of the exterior.

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