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James Ware and Matthew Kennedy Kentucky State House records, 1814

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2012MS060 James Ware and Matthew Kennedy Kentucky State House records, 1814-1816 2012MS060 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 February 8 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-27T11:20-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard James Ware and Matthew Kennedy Kentucky State House records 2012MS060 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1 11 0.01 Cubic feet 1 box 1814-1816 Housed with multiple collections. Kennedy, Matthew Kentucky. General Assembly. Ware, James Historical note The Kentucky legislature formed a commission in 1814 to oversee the building of a second state house after the first burned to the ground the previous year. The commission included John Brown, Daniel Weisiger, Richard Taylor, William Hunter, and Jephthah Dudley. They hired Matthew Kennedy to design the house and James Ware for the carpentry. The second state house, completed in 1816, was a nine bay classical structure with a two-tiered cupola. In 1824 the building was destroyed by fire. Kleber, John E. The Encyclopedia of Kentucky. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky, 1992. Google books. Web. 8 February 2012. Preferred Citation note 2012MS060: [identification of item], James Ware and Matthew Kennedy Kentucky State House records, 1814-1816, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Scope and Contents note The collection consists of three contracts regarding the building of the Kentucky State House by James Ware and Matthew Kennedy. Bradford, John, 1747-1830 Central Kentucky Antique Mall. Weisiger, Daniel, 1763-1829 Carpenters. Contracts. Frankfort (Ky.)--History. Kentucky State Capitol (Frankfort, Ky.)