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Near Midway in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The John Graham House

c. 1850

 
 
The John Graham House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
1. The John Graham House Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
for its
architectural significance.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 38° 8.375′ N, 84° 40.418′ W. Marker is near Midway, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is on Weisenberger Mill Road, ¼ mile east of Sexton Way, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 376 Weisenberger Mill Rd, Midway KY 40347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Midway Freedman's School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Christian Church, Midway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Midway Colored School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Midway Junior College — Pinkerton High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pilgrim Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Midway Christian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Morgan at Midway (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Sue Mundy" Here (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
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Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The John Graham House, located one-half mile outside the limits of Midway, Kentucky, is assumed to have been built in the mid-1850s. During its first half-century of existence, the house was inhabited by John and Adah Fleming Graham, for whom it [was] built. Both the Grahams and Flemings were early and important families of Woodford County, and the house was the scene of considerable entertaining during its early years. This admirably maintained residence merits architectural importance and distinction through its eclectic spirit.

… All clues indicate that the designer and builder of the Graham House was David Lehman, a man of various professions … He undoubtedly possessed several architectural pattern books of the era from which he derived designs and details, but his deviations from the pattern book examples are both appealing and enchanting.

The Graham House seems to be an adaptation of Design XXXI, “A Villa in the Pointed Style” from A.J. Downing's 1850 The Architecture of Country Houses

 
Also see . . .  John Graham House (PDF). National Register nomination for the property, which was listed in 1978. (National Archives) (Submitted on July 31, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
The John Graham House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
2. The John Graham House Marker
The John Graham House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
3. The John Graham House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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