Prospect Farm

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Prospect Farm
Prospect Farm is located in Kentucky
Prospect Farm
Prospect Farm is located in the US
Prospect Farm
Location 6279 Petersburg Rd., Petersburg, Kentucky
Coordinates 39°3′47″N 84°51′47″W / 39.06306°N 84.86306°W / 39.06306; -84.86306Coordinates: 39°3′47″N 84°51′47″W / 39.06306°N 84.86306°W / 39.06306; -84.86306
Built 1857
Architectural style Italianate, Gothic, Greek Revival and Moorish
MPS Boone County MRA
NRHP Reference # 88003265[1]
Added to NRHP February 06, 1989

Prospect Farm was built by steamboat captain J. C. Jenkins on a hill overlooking Petersburg, Kentucky. Jenkins was born in Orange County, Virginia and moved to Boone County in 1832. He invested in the Boone County Distilling Company and also raised cattle on the 1,200 acres then comprising Prospect Farm.[2]

The house includes a three-stage tower in three different styles; a two-story, semi-octagonal facade bay; and two-tier side porches. It was built in 1857 and an addition was completed in 1860. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[3]

Statement of Significance
"The house is significant under criterion C as an excellent example of the Italianate style, significant to Boone County in the period 1855-1910, and as an excellent (and only) example of the Italian Villa style, which used Italianate elements but featured a tower. The house is also an excellent local example of the broad trend in 19th century architecture of eclectic mixing of picturesque styles and forms. The property is also significant under criterion A as a good example of a large farm in Boone County in the period 1855-1938."[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Historic Structures". Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  3. ^ a b "KENTUCKY HISTORIC RESOURCES - Individual Inventory Form" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-11-06.