Shearer Store, Union City, Richmond, Kentucky

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Shearer Store

Address: KY 1986
Neighborhood/s: Union City, Richmond, Kentucky
Richmond, Kentucky
Madison County, Kentucky
State/province: Kentucky
Country: United States
Year built: ca. 1840 - 1850
Primary Style: Greek Revival
Secondary Style: Gothic Revival
Major Alterations: Front porch added in 20th centurywarning.png"Front porch added in 20th century" is not in the list of possible values (Intact, Some/mostly intact, Altered, Significant Alterations, Alterations more apparent than original) for this property.
Historic Function: Business
Historic Function: General Store
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick

Union City Richmond Madison County

Shearer Store, Union City, Richmond, Kentucky
(37.783492° N, 84.241573° WLatitude: 37°47′0.571″N
Longitude: 84°14′29.663″W
National Register of Historic Places Information
Certification date: June 13, 1990

Functioning as a general store and village center, the Shearer Store is an example of a mid-nineteenth century commercial building in rural Madison County. Conveniently located near a crossroad in the Union City community, the Shearer Store once provided goods to rural farmers.

Architecturally, it expresses elements of both the Greek Revival and Gothic Revival styles. The gable end of the brick structure forms the store front, with four wide wooden pilasters dividing the front facade into three bays. This facade is laid in Flemish bond brickwork. Although a twentieth-century front porch now spans the store front, the facade retains the original dentils in its horizontal moldings. A central door includes a three-light transom and separates two large four-light windows. A round-arched window located on the apex of the gable is framed with brick drip mold. Gothic scrolled and scalloped bargeboard accentuates the overhanging eaves on each of the sides.


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