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National Society of Colonial Dames of America descriptions of old Kentucky houses, circa 1954

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Alison Sperry

Title

National Society of Colonial Dames of America descriptions of old Kentucky houses

Date

circa 1954

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

The National Society of Colonial Dames descriptions of old Kentucky houses is a single folder of typed reports that are unbound. Within the folder, descriptions are arranged alphabetically by Kentucky county.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

59M114 : [identification of item], National Society of Colonial Dames of America descriptions of old Kentucky houses, circa 1954, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.25 Cubic feet

1 box

Abstract

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America descriptions of old Kentucky houses consists of typed reports of houses built as early as the eighteenth century.

Biography/History

The National Society of Colonial Dames (NSCD) is an organization founded in 1890 in which members are a descendant of someone who came to reside in an American colony prior to 1750. The mission of NSCD is to promote national heritage through historic preservation. There are many chapters throughout the country.

Scope and Content

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America descriptions of old Kentucky houses consists of typed reports of descriptions of houses built as early as the eighteenth century. These reports indicate the original land owners, original homeowners, when the home was built, size of the house, number of rooms, features of the house, and any modifications to the homes. In many of the reports, the person responsible for the compilation of information is listed, as well as when it was written. Some of the descriptions indicate that several of the Kentucky homes were built and/or owned by prominent people such as George Washington and Colonel Abner Gaines. The majority of the reports were written in 1954.

Subjects

  • Historic buildings--Kentucky.
  • Housing--Kentucky.
  • Housing.
  • Organizations--United States.

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