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

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
National Society of Colonial Dames of America descriptions of old Kentucky houses
Date
circa 1954
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet
Subjects
Historic buildings--Kentucky.
Housing--Kentucky.
Housing.
Organizations--United States.
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.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Alison Sperry
Preferred Citation
59M114 : [identification of item], National Society of Colonial Dames of America descriptions of old Kentucky houses, circa 1954, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

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