William Bush House

The William Bush House, at 1927 Tunnel Hill Rd. in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is a historic house built in 1817. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

William Bush House
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William Bush House is located in Kentucky
William Bush House
William Bush House is located in the United States
William Bush House
Location1927 Tunnel Hill Rd.
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Coordinates37°43′43″N 85°50′05″W / 37.72861°N 85.83472°W / 37.72861; -85.83472Coordinates: 37°43′43″N 85°50′05″W / 37.72861°N 85.83472°W / 37.72861; -85.83472
Area3.2 acres (1.3 ha)
Architectural styleFederal
MPSHardin County MRA
NRHP reference No.88001807[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 4, 1988

It is a two-story Federal style house built in stages. In 1817 a brick three-bay two-story central passage plan house was built. During the 1820s and 1830s lateral additions resulted in a seven-bay two-story house, with the additions including matching brick corbelling at the cornice and other matching details. A porch with Doric columns was added c.1910.[2]

It was deemed "a notable example of an early 19th century brick residence" and is one of the oldest homes in the city limits of Elizabethtown. It is also notable for ties to early settler William Bush.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Philip Thomason (December 2, 1986). "Historic Resources of Hardin County: William Bush House (HDE-183)". National Park Service. Retrieved March 23, 2018. With two photos from 1983.
  3. ^ Philip Thomason (December 2, 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Hardin County Multiple Resource Area - Partial Inventory". National Park Service. Retrieved March 22, 2018.