Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-vii

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. ix-ix

The author would like to express his appreciation to the owners and occupants of the houses described for the cordial reception consistently extended to him during the many pleasant hours ...

CONTENTS

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pp. x-x

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INTRODUCTION

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pp. xi-xiii

Fayette County is in the heart of the Bluegrass country of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, directly south of Cincinnati, the Queen City of the Ohio Valley, southwest of Maysville (called Limestone prior to 1787), the old debarkation port for settlers arriving by river ...

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1. PIONEER BUILDING

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pp. 1-10

There was nothing that could be called architecture, and little that might be considered legitimate building, in Fayette County at the time the white man arrived. A previous race had constructed earthworks and stone pyramids, described, respectively, by ...

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2. FRAME HOUSES

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pp. 11-14

Log houses by 1800 were considered passe, and people living in them began to have them covered with siding of shiplapped boards and painted. Besides a stylistic effect, this provided protection ...

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3. STONE HOUSES

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pp. 15-18

The directory for 1806 informs US that only ten out of about 300 houses in Lexington at that time were of stone. Because the manufacture of brick began soon after the founding ...

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4. EARLY BRICK HOUSES

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pp. 19-45

With the advent during the 1780's of brick, which became the prevalent wall medium from this time onward, houses cannot be characterized according to the building substance. The use of ...

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5. THE GEOMETRIC PHASE

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pp. 46-66

During the second and third decades of the nineteenth century in Kentucky, the characteristics of the early brick buildings described in the preceding chapter came to be regarded as archaic. Two new trends ...

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6. CLASSICISM

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pp. 67-78

The assertion of originality—in the stress laid upon abstract elements such as fan doorways, unusual geometric forms, and compact, low masses capped by hipped roofs manifested in Bluegrass house building during ...

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7. THE GREEK REVIVAL

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pp. 79-113

The Greek revival movement literally came into being in America with Benjamin Henry Latrobe's Bank of Pennsylvania, designed in the spring of 1798 and brought ...

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8. THE GOTHIC REVIVAL

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pp. 114-131

The Classic tradition of the Renaissance, which culminated in America in the Greek Revival, flourished with increasing intensity up to the time of the Civil War, yet during the last two decades of this era a rival appeared ...

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9. THE ITALIANATE

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pp. 132-146

During the period of the revivals, a third style left a deep impression upon Kentucky domestic architecture. This third style was called Italianate, and drew its inspiration from the lesser houses ...

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SUMMARY

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pp. 147-148

It was a far cry from the first single-room log cabin of the Revolutionary period to the last spacious hard-burned brick villa of the time of the Civil War. During this interim of over eighty years the residence in central ...

REFERENCES

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pp. 149-154

GLOSSARY

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pp. 155-159

ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS

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pp. 161-174

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INDEX

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pp. 175-186