Phillips' Folly

227 Sutton St., Maysville, Kentucky

Photos 

Photo taken by Jim Allen in October 2016

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Description 

The house was built for William B. Phillips, the second mayor of Maysville. It earned the term "folly" because he started it in 1825, but ran out of funds and didn't finish it untill 6 years later.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 10, 1978
Reference number
78001383
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Georgian; Federal
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1825; 1831

Tags 

19th Century (37,324)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1825 (185)
Built during 1820s (1,809)
Exotic Revival (7,380)
Federal (4,583)
Georgian (1,428)
Have Street View (43,875)
House (27,220)
Kentucky (4,293)
Mason County, Kentucky (57)
Maysville, Kentucky (30)
Mid 19th Century Revival (7,958)
Private owner (54,396)
Stone (26,161)
William B. Phillips (7)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • July 26, 2017: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 10, 2016: New photo from Jim Allen

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