John Brett Richeson House

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John Brett Richeson House
John Brett Richeson House is located in Kentucky
John Brett Richeson House
John Brett Richeson House is located in the US
John Brett Richeson House
Location331 West Third Street
Nearest cityMaysville, Ky
Coordinates38°38′48″N 83°46′15″W / 38.64667°N 83.77083°W / 38.64667; -83.77083Coordinates: 38°38′48″N 83°46′15″W / 38.64667°N 83.77083°W / 38.64667; -83.77083
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #94000733[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 22, 1994

The John Brett Richeson House in Maysville, Kentucky was built in 1832 and purchased by John Richeson, an educator from Charlottesville, Virginia, for his wife Mildred Richeson and their eight children. The house was occupied by the Richeson family for more than 100 years until the death of Edward Richeson in 1941.[2]

The Richeson family provided Maysville with some of the most accomplished and brilliant teachers ever known in Kentucky, and they helped to establish Maysville as a leading educational community during the period 1832-1880. Several of John Richeson's children were teachers, including sons William and John Richeson, and his daughter Ann Frances Richeson Peers. Several grandchildren were also teachers.[2]

Maysville Academy[edit]

Upon his arrival in Maysville in 1832, John Brett Richeson, in partnership with professor Jacob Rand, founded and operated Maysville Academy for several decades. The Academy was the first successful secondary school in Maysville and specialized in preparing young men for university level studies. It attracted a number of students who later attained prominence including:[2]

Rosemary Clooney[edit]

Singer and actress Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville and lived in the Richeson House in the late 1940s. The city named a nearby street in her honor when her first movie, The Stars are Singing, premiered at the Russell Theatre.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b c "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-01-08.