Ashland

Also known as: Henry Clay Home
2 mi. SE of Lexington on Richmond Rd., Lexington, Kentucky

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Description 

From 1811 until 1852, this two story brick mansion was the residence of Henry Clay (1777-1852), the distinguished pre-Civil War political leader, statesman, and Presidential candidate. Clay served as a U.S. Senator, Speaker of the House, and Secretary of State. The house was reconstructed after Clay's death on the original plan. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000357
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1811; 1852
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 5

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • August 6, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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