Shakertown at Pleasant Hill Historic District

On U.S. 68, Shakertown and vicinity, Kentucky


Shaker East Family Wash House, North side of Village Road

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Lester Jones, Photographer August 24, 1940 VIEW FROM SOUTH

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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This building, it is said, bears the stamp of the old Pennsylvania brick houses, and contains twenty-two rooms; two of which are in the attic. There are five rooms, or compartments, in the basement. The stone used in this building was quarried from the hills; the brick fired on the place, and the timber cut from the surrounding forest. No brick or stone has become loose, nor have the floors the least appearance of warping. The newel posts of the stairs are as solid today as when erected. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS KY-20-12)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 11, 1971
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Shaker
Areas of significance
Architecture; Religion; Social History; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Institutional housing
Current function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1805; 1910

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2017: New photo from Bill Eichelberger