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Paul Sawyier Boyhood Home

112 East Broadway

 
 
Paul Sawyier Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
1. Paul Sawyier Boyhood Home Marker
Inscription.  (side 1)
Boyhood home of Paul Sawyier, famous landscape watercolorist & portrait painter. He perfected atmospheric techniques painting Frankfort, Elkhorn Creek, & Ky. River. Also painted High Bridge & Camp Nelson in Jessamine Co., where he lived on the river. Of his 3,000 paintings, only 300 have been recovered. Over.

(side 2)
Home of Sawyier's grandmother, Penelope Wingate. In 1869, Paul's parents, Ellen & Dr. Nathaniel Sawyier, moved here from Ohio. Paul attended local schools and painted in Cincinnati, New York, & Kentucky. He died in New York in 1917 and is buried in the Frankfort Cemetery. Over.
Presented by the Jessamine Co. Special Events Committee & Cast of the Paul Sawyier Summer Drama at High Bridge.
 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2204.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
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38° 11.923′ N, 84° 52.475′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on West Broadway Street near High Street (Kentucky Route 420), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Tunnel in Kentucky / Frankfort Union Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Mansion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in Frankfort (about 400 feet away); John Hampton House / Early Stone House (about 400 feet away); First Christian Church (about 400 feet away); Capital Bridge (about 400 feet away); The Famous Old Weisiger House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Capital Bridge (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Paul Sawyier Boyhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
2. Paul Sawyier Boyhood Home Marker
W Broadway St (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
3. W Broadway St (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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