Old Statehouse

On Broadway, bounded by Madison, Clinton, and Lewis Sts., Frankfort, Kentucky


Old State House, Broadway

1. Front elevation (looking northeast). February 1, 1934. Photos by Theodore Webb.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 


Date built (approx): Begun in Spring, 1826; and finished in Fall, 1830. Architect or builder: Gideon Shryock. Present condition: Fair; necessary repairs being neglected. Number of stories: Two. Exterior: Kentucky marble. Interior partitions: Brick and frame, plastered. Roof: Frame construction covered with standing seam tin, except dome, which is copper as originally. Floors: Marble, wood, cement, linoleum. The stone flagging and steps of the portico were covered with concrete in 1910. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS KY-20-1)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 11, 1971
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current functions
Museum; Government office
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant year

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates" and Added "Street View"

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