Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Pogue House Renovations Almost Complete

The historic Pogue family home in Maysville Kentucky on West Second Street has been nominated to be added to the National Register of Historic Places, and renovations of it are almost complete. The home is owned by Philip Breen of Cincinnati currently, though the home was occupied by members of the Pogue family until 1955. The Pogue family is most known for the nearby distillery which they also owned. Built in 1845 in the Greek revival style, it boasts many distinctive architectural features. The Pogues family, who is still in the distillery business to this day, were the owners of one of three distilleries in Maysville before the prohibition in 1919. They were instrumental in the economic development of Maysville because of the amount of people they employed and the amount of corn the distillery consumed.

posted at 2:24 PM by Jeremy Parnell