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Mary Cecil Cantrill No. 2 House, 117 North Mulberry Street, Georgetown, Scott County, KY

Mary Cecil Cantrill No. 2 House, 117 North Mulberry Street, Georgetown, Scott County, KY

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Summary

Significance: The Cantrill #2 house is an example of a turn-of-the-century residence built for African-American citizens in a small southern city. Its shotgun plan is typical of houses built on narrow urban lots by or for working-class families, often of African-American ethnicity. Its original owner, a white woman with considerable rental property, was largely responsible for the development of the small neighborhood in which this house is located as a small African-American community occupied largely by renters. Thus, this site is an example of a specific ethnic and urban settlement pattern for the late 19th-early 20th century.
Survey number: HABS KY-222
Building/structure dates: ca. 1901 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1905 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1925 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1995 Demolished

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Cantrill, Mary Cecil
Scheidt, Dan, transmitter
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Location

georgetown38.21025, -84.55685
Google Map of 38.2102541, -84.5568515
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