John McMurtry

Architect

1812 – 1890

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Who was John McMurtry?

John McMurtry was a 19th-century American builder and architect who worked in Lexington, Kentucky designing a number of notable buildings, several of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

According to Clay Lancaster, McMurtry is the "man whose work is most representative of the nineteenth century architecture of central Kentucky", and among his works are some "meriting careful consideration".

McMurtry "produced" more than 200 buildings in the Bluegrass area of Kentucky, and is credited for the popularity of Gothic Revival architecture in the Bluegrass area, as exemplified by Loudoun House

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Born
Sep 13, 1812
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Died
Mar 3, 1890

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on July 23, 2013

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