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Ingelside, Gibson Avenue, Lexington, Fayette County, KY

Ingelside, Gibson Avenue, Lexington, Fayette County, KY

 
 
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Significance: Year of erection: "For more than 10 years the work went on, until in 1852 the house was completed at a cost of twenty-nine thousand dollars..." Built for (first owner): Joseph Bruen. Architect or designer: John McMurtry. Built by: "In the great kiln on the back of the place bricks were fired; timber was cut from the woodland for the heavy walnut doors and interior woodwork; stone was quarried nearby for the walls of the seven foot cellar under the entire house, while the window sills, cornices and spires were fashioned of iron in the Bruen foundry." Original intended use: Residence.
Survey number: HABS KY-57
Building/structure dates: 1852 Initial Construction

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Bruen, Joseph
McMurty, John
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Lexington-Fayette38.03753, -84.52115
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