The Dedman House was built in 1884 for Charles M. and Mollie Curry Dedman, is a Queen Anne-style house. The 2.5 story brick house has an undulating facade, with striking front gables, the smaller of which is distinguished by its pargeting detail. (Pargeting refers to the application of plasterwork to a facade of a building. Pargeting ranges from "simple geometric surface patterning to exuberant sculptural relief of figures, flowers and sea monsters, but it is only skin deep, applied onto masonry or a lathed, timber-framed wall." The technique is English in origin, and first started being employed in the 16th century.) Mrs. Dedman was very involved in the house planning - she chose the lot, the plans, and oversaw the construction of the house.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021
New Providence Church
The New Providence Church in McAfee was established over 247 years ago.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Harrodsburg High School graduation 1950
Harrodsburg High School graduation 1950. Thank you, Kathy Darland Meredith.
Friday, December 17, 2021
The old Rose Hill School
This photo was taken in front of the old Rose Hill School before it was moved to its current location. The school was located on the first lane to the right once you pass the water tower going toward Rose Hill. This picture is of the Winfield and Mary Russell family standing in front of the old school. Shirleen Gullett provided the photo.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Burgin’s very own country music star Dillion Carmichael was in Harrodsburg last week to record the video for the title song of his newest album, “Son of A” at the Olde Bus Station Restaurant.
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Illuminated Evening at Shaker Village
An illuminated evening at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, December 11, 2021. Photos by Keith Rightmyer.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Christmas Parade 1974
Harrodsburg Christmas Parade of 1974, courtesy of the Boyle County Public Library Genealogy & Local History.
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Olde Bus Station Restaurant
This photo was provided by the Olde Bus Station Restaurant. Did you know that the Olde Bus Station Restaurant was once a livery stable before Mr. Hopin purchased the building and opened the bus station? Bill Lester (the owner for over 40 years) told the owners these floors came from the old Brown hotel in Louisville in the late 30’s as it was being torn down.
The great Ohio flood happened in late January 1937. According to Wikipedia:
One resident recalled: "We were rowing down Broadway and was The Brown Hotel. The doors were open and the place was filled with water so we just rowed our boat in one door went through the lobby and rowed out another." A worker is recorded to have caught a two-pound fish in the lobby of the hotel.
Friday, December 3, 2021
Lock & Dam 7
The Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Station (on the far right near the cliffs) is a 2,040 Kilowatt run-of-river hydropower plant located at Lock and Dam 7 on the Kentucky River near Harrodsburg, KY. The plant was built in 1927 and includes 3 turbine generators. The plant was operated until 1999 by Kentucky Utilities Company (KU), when problems with the generating units left all three inoperable. In December 2005, Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC purchased the plant from KU, and began renovating the plant in March 2006.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Old Fort Harrod Amphitheater
Groundbreaking for the Old Fort Harrod Amphitheater, November 15, 1962.
Bacon College was chartered in 1837 in Georgetown, Kentucky. Its founder was Thornton F. Johnson, a member of the Disciples of Christ who resigned from Georgetown College in order to establish an institution independent of the Baptists who administered Georgetown. Bacon College moved to Harrodsburg, Kentucky in 1839 and graduated its first students two years later. Suffering from limited financial resources throughout its existence, the college closed in 1850 having granted only twenty-four degrees while in operation. The campus was used as a high school from 1850 to 1855. It was revived through the efforts of alumnus, John B. Bowman and was rechartered in 1858 as Kentucky University.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Shaker Heights Service Station
The old Shaker Heights Service Station is being restored near Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. All photos by Keith Rightmyer.
Monday, November 15, 2021
Mt. Pleasant Church
Before the Church could be completed, Josiah Wilson’s son, David, drowned in the Salt River. He was buried first at his father’s home and later the body was removed and re-interred at Mt. Pleasant, becoming the first grave in the cemetery. The cemetery is also the final repose of numerous Union and Confederate Veterans.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Forsyth Mill Covered Bridge
This is the Forsyth Mill Covered Bridge, which crossed the Salt River on Vanarsdale Road until it collapsed in 1955 due to years of neglect. (Date of photo unknown.)
Saturday, October 30, 2021
MCSH Band places 5th at State
Monday, October 18, 2021
Grapevine Christian Church
Monday, October 11, 2021
Dallas Dean, Gil Hayslett, Bobby Hayslett, Rob Hayslett, and Horace Hourigan at the old Cudahy Packing Company in Harrodsburg, date unknown.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
Dr. Condit VanArsdall
Monday, September 6, 2021
The Cudahy Packing Company, date unknown, but probably from early 1950s.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Mercer County photograph
Photo origins unknown
This is an awesome photograph from the 1890s. Where was this? Who was this? Is this the bottom of Danville Hill?
Early Harrodsburg street
Friday, August 27, 2021
Monday, August 23, 2021
First Baptist Church
Harrodsburg Opera House
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