Hunt–Morgan House

Historic Federal style residence in Lexington, KY, US

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Location201 N. Mill Street., Lexington, Kentucky
Coordinates38°3′0″N 84°29′47″W / 38.05000°N 84.49639°W / 38.05000; -84.49639Coordinates: 38°3′0″N 84°29′47″W / 38.05000°N 84.49639°W / 38.05000; -84.49639
Built1814
Architectural styleFederal style
Part ofGratz Park Historic District (ID73000796[1])
Added to NRHPMarch 14, 1973

The Hunt–Morgan House, historically known as Hopemont, is a Federal style residence in Lexington, Kentucky built in 1814 by John Wesley Hunt, the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies. The house is included in the Gratz Park Historic District. The Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum is located on the second floor of the Hunt–Morgan House.[2]

Other notable people who resided at Hopemont include John Wesley Hunt's great-grandson, Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan. Born in the house in 1866, he became the first Kentuckian to win the Nobel Prize.

The Morgans at Hopemont, c1870. J. Winston Coleman, Jr., Collection, Transylvania University

The House has many beautiful architectural features, including the Palladian window with fan and sidelights that grace its front façade. In 1955 the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation was formed to save this home from impending demolition.[3] The organization restored the home to its Federal appearance.[4]

The Hunt–Morgan House is located on the corner of Mill and Second Streets, at 201 N. Mill Street, in Gratz Park in Lexington.

The Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation still maintains the Hunt-Morgan House. In addition to providing tours, they also host events, including art shows and weddings.

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Hunt–Morgan House". Travel listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2006-10-18.
  3. ^ "Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation". Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  4. ^ "The Hunt–Morgan House". Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-03-18.

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