James Ware and Matthew Kennedy Kentucky State House records

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Ware and Matthew Kennedy Kentucky State House records
Date
1814-1816
Creator
Kennedy, Matthew
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Subjects
Carpenters.
Contracts.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012MS060: [identification of item], James Ware and Matthew Kennedy Kentucky State House records, 1814-1816, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of three contracts regarding the building of the Kentucky State House by James Ware and Matthew Kennedy.

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Conditions Governing Access
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Use Restrictions
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