Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Turner Ruby House
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 37° 19.448′ N, 87° 29.892′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street and Hall Street, on the right when traveling north on Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 264 Union Street, Madisonville KY 42431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chittenden P. Lyon, Jr. House (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlow's Stone Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hockersmith House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. ¼ mile away); County Named, 1806 (approx. ¼ mile Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harvey-Bassett House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
Regarding Turner Ruby House. From the National Register of Historic Places registration:
The house was begun in 1896 as a residence for John Ruby, one of the founders of the prominent Ruby Lumber Company of Madisonville. John Ruby died soon after construction was begun and his sixteen year old son, Turner Ruby, oversaw the completion of the residence. The Ruby Lumber Company was one of the most successful firms of the early 1900s and the exterior and interior detailing of the residence displays the firm's craftsmanship. Colonial Revival details were added throughout the house, as was an unusual central tower.
Also see . . . Turner Ruby House (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration form. (Submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.