Abandoned Mooreland Mansion

Gilded Age Manor. abandoned, plundered, and for sale.
Colonel Daniel Lawson Moore erected the neo-Romanesque Manor at Mooreland, an estate located on the eastern outskirts of the town of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, for his second wife, Miss Minnie Ball of Woodford County, whom he married in 1891. The estate is known as Mooreland.

The residence is the most impressive Romanesque Revival structure in central Kentucky, in addition to being the largest home in Mercer County. It was a project that spanned a period of five years. The architect is unknown. The residence’s level of architectural quality is comparable to that of the Theophilus Conrad House at St. James Court in Louisville, which was built in the middle of the 1890s and was designed by architects CJ Clark and Arthur Loomis. This house is widely regarded as the most impressive example of its kind in this city.

Limestone and brick are used in the construction of the Mooreland Mansion, although stone is used for the entire outside facade of the house. Each block undergoes painstaking hand-work in the form of ribbing or bush-hammering before being set with pink mortar. A veranda with huge semicircular arches is featured on the facade of the building.

It is supported by short round pillars made of polished granite that have finely carved limestone capitals. Each end of the verandah is shaped like an octagon, with the exception of the south end, which features a tower that is four stories tall and is topped by an entablature and parapet.
Harrodsburg is located in Kentucky, USA.

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