While the two-over-one light wood windows within this view are no doubt original to the Circa 1895 building of the Hazelwood Sanatorium, Louisville, Kentucky, the operating room seen above has been modernized as it appears in the manner of such rooms just before the Second World War. Also known as the Association Sanatorium of Hazelwood, [...]
If Everything Is Thrown Away, What’s Garbage? Desda, Clinton County, Kentucky
Early 20th Century Commericial Building, Desda-Wells Bottom Road (State Highway 3063) and Route 127, Desda, Clinton County, Kentucky
Whatever glory or charm that might have embodied Desda, Kentucky, has long since been thrown away by its more recent, miserable occupants. The rural settlement is located on [...]
Is This A Bridled or UnBridled Welcome To Kentucky!!!
Probably built or at least made to look like a bungalow in the first decades of the 20th century, this one and a half story wood frame dwelling was just across the border in Kentucky along Highway 127. Taken in Tennessee just south of the state line [...]
Small Town Complex Included Apartments, Bus Station, Movie Theatre, Shoe Shine Parlor, and Shops in Middlesboro, Kentucky
In 1948 this small, but dynamic urban complex was built at 20th and Chester Streets in Middlesboro, Kentucky. The building housed myriad local establishments including apartments on the second floor; the Park Theatre (see far left of photo above); four shops along 20th Street (seen in the above photograph), including, for a time ”Shoe Shine John (John Harris)” [...]
Apparently, this early twentieth century school building was called the Mackey School.
Long since abandoned as a school, examination of the of interior suggests that at some point in the third quarter of the twentieth century this building was retrofitted as a private dwelling. Good taste was not exercised in those renovations.
The school is located on [...]
Ever wonder why your town has a library named after someone named Carnegie?
Starting in 1883, the Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) founded a program dedicated to the establishment of public libraries in small towns. The first was in his hometown, Dunfermline, Scotland, and later, beginning in 1889, in the United States. His grant program initiated the [...]
Yet another winner of a nineteenth century architectural competition (around 1827), Gideon Shyrock (1802-1880) designed the Greek Revival period state capitol building in his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. The state edifice was finished in 1830, costing roughly $85,000.
Born in Lexington, Shyrock also studied in his hometown at the Lancastrian Academy and went on to apprentice for one [...]