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In Lexington, Ashland Is Rebuilt

In Lexington, Ashland Is Rebuilt

By Wendy Bright In 1852, James Brown Clay enlisted local architect Thomas Lewinski to design a new structure at Ashland, adapting it to their time and aesthetics.  By early 1857, it was complete.  Lewinski managed a complex architectural feat by integrating the original Latrobe design with the more modern Italianate and Greek Revival. Lewinski replicated the [...]

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Straying from Latrobe in Kentucky

Straying from Latrobe in Kentucky

By Wendy Bright Since the early 19th century, Ashland, the Henry Clay estate in Lexington, Ky., has been an important American historic site.  After Clay’s death in 1852, and while four generations of Clay’s descendants occupied the estate, Ashland served as a memorial to Clay, symbolizing his life’s work and the period in which he [...]

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