Hon. John Pope House

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Listing Type: For Sale
Property Type: Residential
Price: $114,900
Location: 207 North Walnut Street
Kentucky 40069
Style: Federal
Year Built: 1835
Half Bathrooms:
Lot Size (acres): .35
Size (square feet): 3,600
Condition: Project - needs work
Additional Out Buildings:
Submission Date: 02-03-2017
Last Update: 02-03-2017
Agent Details: Eric Whisman
Company Name: Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation
Phone Number: 502-320-9735
Cell Number: 502-320-9735
The historic Pope House was built c1839 by noted politician John Pope in Springfield, KY. A most unique home, architectural features include many unusual features for its vintage.

Senator John Pope is regarded as one of the most distinguished men and able lawyers of his day. Pope enjoyed a long career as a politician in Kentucky and Arkansas where he served as Governor. Among Pope’s accomplishments was the employment of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Americas first architect to construct his home in Lexington known as the Pope Villa c1815. The Villa is one of only three extant residences designed by Latrobe, who is credited with the final design of the US Capitol building. Additionally he employed Kentucky's Gideon Shryock to build the Arkansas Old State House.

Among the most notable features of this fine house is an unusual dual front entry. The dual doors may be attributed to the use of the house as residence and law office for Pope in retirement. The one and a half story house has paired gable end chimneys and narrow six-pane window sashes turned on side which may be unique to this house. Federal period mantles in each of the four first floor rooms may be original and are complimented by unusual stacked seven panel doors. Traces of original federal style chair rails remain accompanied to inset paneled window trim.

The Senator Pope House has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This listing permits the next owner access to federal and state historic preservation tax credits for up to 40% of the cost of qualified rehabilitation expenses. This property will be sold subject to the Kentucky Trust Preservation Deed Covenants. Buyer to verify all information to their satisfaction.

Learn more at: www.thekentuckytrust.org/pope.htm

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