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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blue Front Building

 
 
Blue Front Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Blue Front Building Marker
Inscription.  This Queen Anne building with Romanesque details was built circa 1890 by John and Etta Litsey and sold to C.B. Sullivan in 1893. Long occupied by the Isenberg Brothers as a department store, it is notable for a beautifully decorated second floor opera house.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.671′ N, 84° 50.598′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of East Poplar Street and South Main Street, on the left when traveling west on East Poplar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 S Main St, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. A. D. Price House (within shouting distance of this marker); Maria Thomas Daviess House (within shouting distance of this marker); Court House Square
Blue Front Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Blue Front Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lawyer’s Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Mercer County Before Kentucky Became a State (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC / Weapons Expert (about 300 feet away); William McBride House (about 300 feet away); County Named / Mercer County (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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