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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Maxwell Place

 
 
Maxwell Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
1. Maxwell Place Marker
Inscription.  Dennis Mulligan had Maxwell Place built in 1870-72 for his son, Judge James H. Mulligan and named for nearby Maxwell Springs. The property and Italianate home were purchased by UK in 1917 as the official president's residence. First occupied by President Frank L. McVey, it has served as home to every UK president since.
Class of 2000
(Reverse)
Historically students lived at Maxwell Place, rooming in the attic or above the garage. Site of student events and host to visiting dignitaries, the home became a center of campus social life. Considered at one time for possible demolition, Maxwell Place was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Class of 2000

 
Erected 2000 by University of Kentucky, Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2069.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.204′ N, 84° 30.175′ 
The Maxwell Place house can be seen through the trees. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. The Maxwell Place house can be seen through the trees.
W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from Rose Street. Located on the Campus of the University of Kentucky just south of the M.I. King Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 471 Rose Street, Lexington KY 40506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library (within shouting distance of this marker); What's in a Name? (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas D. Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barker Hall and Buell Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gillis Building 1889 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adolph F. Rupp (1901-77) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beck House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
More about this marker. This marker was entirely funded by student donations as part of the University of Kentucky (UK) Student Development Council (SDC). Each year, by tradition, each graduating class of UK shares a piece of UK and Kentucky history through this marker program. The SDC has raised more than $110,000 for the marker program and student scholarships as part of the Live Blue Legacy Program.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Nearby plaque about John Maxwell. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. Nearby plaque about John Maxwell.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 105 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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