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Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. Dr. Thomas Gardiner House Marker
Inscription.  
Built c. 1888
has been placed on the
National Register
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 these topic lists: ArchitectureScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 37° 19.641′ N, 87° 30.136′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Sugg Street and South Seminary Street, on the right when traveling west on Sugg Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 173 Sugg 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. Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1806 (approx. ¼ mile away); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvey-Bassett House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Turner Ruby House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chittenden P. Lyon, Jr. House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carlow's Stone Wall
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Army of Six (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
Regarding Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House. From the National Register of Historic Places registration:
The Dr. Thomas Gardiner House is significant for its association with Dr. Thomas Gardiner, a prominent physician of the early 20th century. The house was built in 1888 for Gardner who resided here until his death in 1929. During his life Gardner was one of the most prominent physicians in Kentucky. Dr. Thomas Gardiner became a resident of Madisonville in 1876 and was a practicing physician until 1886 when he entered the pharmaceutical business. On March 4, 1888 he acquired this property and soon after had this two-story brick Queen Anne residence constructed. Recognized throughout Kentucky as a mental disease specialist, he was appointed to many government offices dealing with the care of the mentally ill. He was appointed Superintendent of Kentucky's Lakeland Hospital by Governor James McCreary and was later appointed Superintendent of the Western Kentucky State Hospital at Hopkinsville by Governor W.O. Bradley. His career culminated with his appointment by Governor 3.C.W. Beckham as Chairman of the
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3. Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House Marker
State Board of Control which eventually became the Charities and Corrections Board, and he had jurisdiction over the state's penal institutions and hospitals and served in this capacity for several years. In addition to his professional work Gardner also served as city councilman and on the Board of Education. He died in August of 1929 and the property remains in the hands of descendants.

 
Also see . . .  Dr. Thomas Gardiner House (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration. (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, 3. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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