Benjamin Piatt Fowler House (Union, Ky.)


Benjamin Piatt Fowler House (Union, Ky.)
Historic Status: National Register of Historic Places
Floor Plan: (not listed)
The historic home has stellar associations with early settlement along Gunpowder Creek in the interior of Boone County. Located on U.S. 42, the house was built in 1817 on land that belonged to Jacob Fowler, who acquired it through a land grant.
The only settlement-era stone house in the interior of Boone County, the Fowler House is an outstanding example of stone masonry, with exemplary detailing and craftsmanship. It is a two-story, single-pile, rectangular building of dressed limestone construction. Notable details include a modillioned portico with Ionic columns, and limestone jack arches and sills; an endless chain is laid in the mortar at each story.
The stone was quarried from a nearby creek (Fowler's Branch of Gunpowder Creek), which was named in the family's honor. A one-story stone wing was appended to the east side of the house in 1931.
Beside the house stands a stone smokehouse with hipped roof. The 1931 transverse gable barn includes timbers salvaged from the original 1817 barn.
The House was added to the National Register in 1982.
Has beginning
Construction Date: 1817
Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory designation: BE 284
National Register reference number: 82001552
National Archives identifier: 123849308
Full address
9209 U.S. Highway 42
Political division
Union (Ky.)
Target coordinates
700377.154 m
4326820.324 m
Bibliographic citation
Historic Structures of Boone County, page 97
Survey of Historic Sites, pages 89-90

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Fowler family Organization
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