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Marshall Key House, Main Street, Old Washington, Mason County, KY

Marshall Key House, Main Street, Old Washington, Mason County, KY

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Summary

Significance: The brick Georgian townhouse, built ca. 1800, is one of the finest historic structures in Washington. It is distinguished by a handsome Georgian frontispiece and an elegant curved interior stairway. The well-proportioned Federal style mantelpieces and molded chair railings are particularly noteworthy. Behind the house is a small, two-story brick structure known as an "Indian Fort," which reputedly provided protection against attack by Indians. Harriet Beecher Stowe visited the house in 1833 and attended a slave auction at the old courthouse which was later the basis for Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-50
Survey number: HABS KY-127

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
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Location

Old Washington38.61703, -83.80849
Google Map of 38.6170326, -83.8084934
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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