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V? Page L. E pine; but the basement flooring is merely hard pressed earth, an arrange- { ment common in houses built around 1800. The kitchen and servants' Q quarters are in a separate building close to, but detached from the house. i The original smoke house, made of logs, is in good condition. The interior of the house, although bearing the signs of age, L E shows its early elegance. It was furnished by a resident cabinetmaker ~ who fashioned most of the pieces from designs brought over from England. ; F The handcarved woodwork probably ranks with the best found in Kentucky. . , Each principal room is equipped with a fireplace, but no two mantels are E f alike, indicating the skill of the craftsman who carved the graceful sun- * bursts, leaves and other ornamentation. The ceilings are unusually high f { and this feature is accentuated by the lack of cornices. The walls in . E each room are bare, relieved only by a wood dado, or wainscot, of paneled _ Q design, a few feet above the floor. T 5 Gideon Shryock, architect for the dwelling, was born in Lexington, _ Kentucky, November 15, 1802, the son of Mathias Shryock, a builder and - contractor. At the age of twentyone he went to Philadelphia to study i under William Strickland, the most noted architect and civil engineer in _ g the United States at that time. Shryock gave to Kentucky many beautiful i { buildings which rank in design with the national capitol at washington g and other noted structures. \ , Henry Clay Home . . e . assllsllsllsllsllsllsllsnr T i _ Z * '}E E A f . ` I 1 Q %_E%E.' ii y T ` II1 QIIY Q g ir E%r* j E 5% _ fo r - i.. e * :154: S r: EE: - Q tn; tn EE? $5 : nn: (QF? _ .2% Qi < EE t 2 {JL? ::2 ; J'2'1= :5:- -55: T @; t Z . .:5*** ` -*}35F; e :%1 T-! aye e oun y, .y. [ii , n