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Joseph C. Hughes House (BE 269)

Joseph C. Hughes House The Joseph. C. Hughes House is a large, well-kept frame L-plan house of the late 19th century, with Folk Victorian detailing. Extending across the lateral block is an intricate spindlework porch bearing a spindled frieze with semicircular adornments. The facade gables wear ornate bargeboards and are topped by lightning rods. Historic farm buildings include a transverse gable stock barn with double entry bays, a three-door corncrib, and a smokehouse.

Joseph C. Hughes, one of the major landowners of the Union-Richwood area, owned five large farms along the Louisville Turnpike (now U.S. 42). He also donated the land for the Hughes Chapel Methodist Church (now demolished) near Beaver Lick.

joseph_c._hughes_house.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/17 12:13 by jgregory