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Property Name Brown-Henry House
Reference Number 13001050
State Kentucky
County Franklin
Town Frankfort
Street Address 818 Fields Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/8/2014
Areas of Significance Community Planning and Development
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"The Brown-Henry House meets National Register Criteria A and is locally significant in the Area of Community Planning and Development. The house illustrates patterns of residential development on the fringes of Frankfort's city limits. The house is important for its association with two significant trends in Frankfort's development. First, it follows the pattern where people of means would acquire a property on the fringe of town as a summer home, using it as a farm and a source of income. Second, and later in time, the propety became associated with the town's first suburb, which developed in the late-nineteenth century . The house's two-phases of development are related, and revealed within the context ""Residential Development within Frankfort and Franklin County, Kentucky, 1870-1936."" "


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