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

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59m114 National Society of Colonial Dames of America descriptions of old Kentucky houses, circa 1954 59m114 Finding aid prepared by Alison Sperry University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 March 2 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T09:59-0400 English Describing Archives: A Content Standard National Society of Colonial Dames of America descriptions of old Kentucky houses 59m114 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1 1 0.25 Cubic feet 1 box circa 1954 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. National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Arrangement note 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. 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. Historical note 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 Contents note 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. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Historic buildings--Kentucky. Housing--Kentucky. Housing. Organizations--United States.