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Save an important part of Kentucky history!!

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With a previous history of tearing down every old house in sight, we want the fiscal court and the city commission to let an entity save the house!

This national treasure was built in 1817 by U.S. Congressman and War of 1812 Colonel, William Brown. With the family's close ties to Henry Clay, Mary Todd's family and the Warfields, their anti-slavery stance, emancipation of their slaves, and a close relationship with Abraham Lincoln, we feel this structurally sound house deserves to be saved.

Well-known historical preservationists have stepped forward to provide the financial means to restore the house into a much needed event venue and community center. As the fiscal court and city commission votes were made without appropriate consideration, we are also encouraging the local government to revisit this action to better reflect the overwhelming preservation support expressed from the local, state, and national levels.

For more info about the house the following link has an EXTENSIVE description of the house's history: http://harrisoncountyky.us/historical-society/the-handy-house-1-introduction.htm

 



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