Jesse Kirby Springhouse

In ruins
Off US 231 on Love Howell Rd., Bowling Green, Kentucky



A mid 1800's house built on the site of the original Log house is the only remaining contemporary structure. The barn, "Chicken House" and garage that housed the county's first Model "T" are gone. The Spring house itself has collapsed into ruins.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 8, 1987
Reference number
NR name
Kirby, Jesse, Springhouse
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Other architectural type; Federal; Vernacular
Areas of significance
Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Secondary structure
Current function
Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 6
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2010: Updated by Mike Page: Most historic structures removed or in ruins