Thomas Lewinski (abt. 1800—September 18, 1882) was an architect in Kentucky, United States. Born in England, he immigrated to the United States. For his work at Allenhurst and elsewhere, Lewinski was known in his day as one of the leading architects of the Greek Revival style.[1] He designed many architecturally significant buildings that survive and are listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places.

Early life and educationEdit

Lewinski trained for the Catholic priesthood and later studied architecture in England and emigrated to the United States before 1838 when he is listed as an instructor in language at the University of Louisville. He moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1842 to begin his architectural practice.

CareerEdit

Lewinski was active as an architect in the nineteenth century, particularly in his Greek Revival designs of plantation houses, elite residences, schools, churches and public buildings in and near Lexington, Kentucky. It was the prominent, wealthy city of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.

Works include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bevins, Ann Bolton (1989). A History of Scott County as Told by Selected Buildings. Georgetown, Kentucky. pp. 196–197.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.