Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
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 1895.
Location. 37° 19.915′ N, 87° 30.112′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of North Seminary Street and Oates Street, on the left when traveling north on North Seminary Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 North Seminary 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. Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Army of Six (approx. 0.3 miles away); County Named, 1806 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gov. Ruby Laffoon Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake (approx. half a mile away); Turner Ruby House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
Regarding Harvey-Bassett House. From the National Register of Historic Places registration form:
This lot was purchased in 1878 by John Harvey who later ordered plans for his residence from the popular mail order architectural firm of George Barber in Knoxville, Tennessee. Barber's firm drew up plans and sent them to Harvey who then used a local contractor to construct the building. The Queen Anne design from Barber was typical of his work in its elaborate interior and exterior detailing. Barber designed residences which were constructed throughout the country during these years and his designs are highly regarded. The house is one of only a few in Kentucky which have been identified as designed by Barber. The John Harvey House is featured in the reprint of Barber's The Cottage Souvenir, No. 2 originally published in 1890 and reprinted in 1982.
Also see . . . George Franklin Barber (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.