Living Arts and Science Center

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The Living Arts & Science Center, formerly the George B. (Blackburn) Kinkead House, is an art and education center housed in an historic mansion in Lexington, Kentucky. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2] It was donated to the center by the Kinkead family in 1981.[3]

Kinkead House
Living Arts and Science Center is located in Kentucky
Living Arts and Science Center
Location in Tennessee
Living Arts and Science Center is located in the United States
Living Arts and Science Center
Location in United States
Location362 Walnut St., Lexington, Kentucky
Coordinates38°02′56″N 84°29′21″W / 38.04889°N 84.48917°W / 38.04889; -84.48917Coordinates: 38°02′56″N 84°29′21″W / 38.04889°N 84.48917°W / 38.04889; -84.48917
Area1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built1846 (1846)
ArchitectThomas Lewinski (likely)
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne
NRHP reference #82002688[1]
Added to NRHPJune 29, 1982

The original two-story antebellum mansion is believed to have been designed by Major Thomas Lewinski, a British-born architect, engineer and teacher of foreign languages.[2] It is a Greek revival style building, which was sympathetically enlarged during the Civil War period, with Italianate features. The dwelling was further enlarged c.1853, with the construction of a third story attic.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Kinkead House". National Park Service. Retrieved December 9, 2019. With accompanying pictures
  3. ^ "Kinkead House - Lexington, KY - U.S. National Register of Historic Places on".
  4. ^ Lancaster, Clay (2015). Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrass: The Development of Residential Architecture in Fayette County, Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky. p. 141. ISBN 9780813165158.

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