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Clay Villa, ca. 1845

 
 
Clay Villa, ca. 1845 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
1. Clay Villa, ca. 1845 Marker
Inscription.  Home of James B. Clay, son of Henry Clay. Designed by Major Thomas Lewinski, as an Italianate villa. Floor plan consisted of central hall with 4 rooms on each floor. Thomas Clay's home, Mansfield, on Richmond Rd, designed at same time. James Clay (1817-64) practiced law with his father; chargé d'affaires in Portugal, Congressman, member of Peace Commission, 1861.
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1459.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 38° 2.381′ N, 84° 29.282′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Forest Avenue west of Sayre Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 Forest Avebue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell Place (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Lexington
Clay Villa, ca. 1845 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
2. Clay Villa, ca. 1845 Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); William S. Farish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert A. Alexander (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Hildreth (approx. 0.2 miles away); John S. Knight (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
James Brown Clay (1817-1864) image. Click for full size.
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3. James Brown Clay (1817-1864)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Dec. 7, 2022