c. 1850 Greek Revival – Springfield, KY – $99,900

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Added to OHD on 5/4/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/20/19   -   15 Comments
2474 Bardstown Rd, Springfield, KY 40069

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  • $99,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3632 Sq Ft
  • 2 Ac.
This Greek Revival Home sits on elevated lot overlooking St. Catherine mother house. This two story home was built by Dr. Mudd in the 1850's. The home features 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths situated on 2 acres. Prime Location! Priced at $99,900
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J. Michael Hale, Sell with Hale Realty & Auction
(859) 336-3967
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15 Comments on c. 1850 Greek Revival – Springfield, KY – $99,900

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10338 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Judging from the pics, possibly one of those homes you could slowly tackle while living there. I love how it sits pretty far from the road and overlooks St. Catherine Motherhouse, a gorgeous building across the street. The porch is newer (as in not original), although I’m confused as the columns look really new (almost plastic?) but the decorative detail looks much, much, much older.

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 848 comments

      I came close to buying a house recently that had columns similar to that. They were aluminum that I believe was wrapped around a wood core. I’ve seen PVC as well. Regardeless, I’d replace them when I changed the porch to be consistent with the build date and style of the house.

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    • AvatarScott says: 7 comments

      I might guess that the columns original to this porch would have echoed the open cutwork above. When not properly maintained, these easily become brittle with age. The plastic (or aluminum) replacements are, indeed, unfortunate.

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  2. AvatarJoe says: 635 comments

    Why refer to Dr. Mudd, no first name, unless he is the same Dr. Mudd who treated John Wilkes Booth for the injuries he received after he assassinated Lincoln? Although at the time he treated Booth, Dr. Mudd did not know that Booth had shot Lincoln, he was charged, convicted, and imprisoned for aiding the assassin. I believe that that is where the expression “his name is mud(d)” comes from. Maybe the agent just wants us to notice the reference even if it was not actually the same Mudd. Perhaps JimH would know.

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  3. AvatarGemma says: 129 comments

    There are tons of Mudds in the area. I nearly entered that convent across the road. They recently had to close the college due to money fights with the govt.

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    • JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Yes, and dozens of Mudds even back in the mid 1800’s. There were at least 3 physicians, William, Joseph and Richard – I’d guess they just don’t know for sure which Dr. Mudd built the house.
      These Mudds all originated in Maryland and were distant cousins of the famous Booth conspirator there, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd.

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  4. AvatarColleen J says: 1260 comments

    Ohhhh don’t you just want to see this one loved again!!!

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  5. AvatarBigrog says: 187 comments

    Redo the floors, but some paint and/ or wallpaper up, and this could be a very nice home.

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  6. AvatarGregory Hubbard says: 356 comments

    Hello-
    Part of the charm of this house is the scrolled and bracketed porch which manages to completely ignore the full height Greek Revival pilasters along the facade. The porch might date from 1860 or 1870?
    There are many elegantly restored Greek Revival homes. For me, that porch sets this home apart, although the early elevation of this house, probably porchless, must have been impressive. My choice would be to consider the alternatives carefully before removing an attractive porch.
    I would replace those really unattractive lumberyard aluminum tubes that pass for columns and save the bracketed column stumps and roof deck above. The early columns were probably cut off at their shoulders because the original column bases had rotted from a lack of maintenance. I once worked in a box store that sold them. They are just as ugly up close as they are from a distance.
    As for removing later alterations, I have a quick story to tell: Friends of mine purchased an absolutely smashing 1880’s Italianate mansion in Denver. There were two, two story lumpy porch additions on the rear elevation, built somewhere between 1890-1910. They were not particularly attractive, but with restoration could have made a presentable show.
    Common sense said to remove them and reconstruct the original rear porch, so the new owners did.
    After the shabby porches came down, an historian stopped by to see the house. His interest? Madame C.J. Walker, a pioneer in beauty care products for African American women, and perhaps the first self-made woman millionaire in the United States, had lived there in the very early 1900’s. She had conducted all her experiments for her hair care formulas in the lately demolished rear porches.
    We were horrified.
    I was the historian on the project. I had traced all the home’s owners, and developed biographies for each. Because the entries in the old Denver city directories had not been indexed by address, the only way to check for renters was to go through the directories entry by entry, page by page. I had not found any renters, and since the owner was listed as living at that address, I believed the home was a single family, owner-occupied house.
    I went back and checked again, nothing.
    An elderly black friend gave me the answer. The directory publisher often didn’t bother with blacks unless they rented or owned the entire house.
    I was very, very careful, and still didn’t come up with the correct answers.
    Now I very seriously doubt that anyone who added the porch to this house was nationally or even regionally famous. But it still adds a lot of character.
    Gregory H.

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  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    New agent and photos, lower price. Updated and moved to the front page, comments above may be older.

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  8. AvatarJason Daniels says: 32 comments
    Lexington, KY

    If this house was 30 minutes closer to me I would jump on it. I keep telling myself I will only move 30 minutes away, but I keep finding homes like this that would be a dream. This house would be about an hour away. Most of the ones I love that are in a price range I’m willing to pay are an hour away. The age, the craftsmanship, the details, and that staircase makes this an amazing home. Not to mention the land looks beautiful.

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  9. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 855 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Is there a real, logical, rational explanation to why did people paint around rugs and not the whole floor surface? I can’t believe it was just laziness. Or to save paint? Were the rugs tacked to the floor and couldn’t easily be removed for the paint job?

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Linoleum rugs are the usual cause, they were glued down. Seeing the empty spaces makes me sad they were removed although they do become brittle over time that many don’t make it.

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