J.S. Ransom House (Boone County, Ky.)



J.S. Ransom House (Boone County, Ky.)

Alternate name

Ransom House (Boone County, Ky.)
Ransom-Hudson-Messmer House (Boone County, Ky.)


Historic Status: National Register of Historic Places
Floor Plan: Side Passage
The Ransom House, owned in 1883 by J.S. Ransom, is a frame version of the Greek Revival side passage house popular in the Verona area during the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Unlike the other examples of this type, the Greek Revival portion of the Ransom house is an addition to an earlier single-pen log house. Despite the small dimensions of the two-story addition, the interior moldings are relatively sophisticated with deep hoods, or drip moldings, over the windows.

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Construction Date: 1800-1824


Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory designation: BE 237
National Register reference number: 88003284
National Archives identifier: 123845677

Full address

1842 Messmer Road

Political division

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Target coordinates

693251.828 m
4321995.100 m

Bibliographic citation

Survey of Historic Sites, page 81


Item sets

Ransom House J.S. Ransom House

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