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Locust Grove

The house and front porch of Locust Grove historical house in Louisville, KY

Location: Louisville, KY
Schedule: April – August 2017
Delivery Method: Lump Sum
Type of Project: Stabilization & Masonry
Client: Louisville Jefferson Co. Metro Parks

Built in 1790 by William and Lucy Clark Croghan, and situated on 55 rolling acres just six miles upriver from downtown Louisville, this Georgian mansion is rich with history. Early American figures like President Andrew Jackson and artist John James Audubon were frequent guests at the house. It’s also the site of the duel between the Kentucky statesman Cassius Marcellus Clay and Robert Wickliffe. And when he concluded his famous expedition through the Louisiana Territory, Lucy’s brother William Clark and fellow explorer Meriwether Lewis stopped here.

The site was purchased by Jefferson County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1961, and was opened to the public as a museum in 1964. SSRG worked to renovate and restore this historic home. The original floors were removed and reinstalled with nails cut and created at the time period the original house was built. 12 tie backs, 28 custom cintec anchors, and custom attic steel framing were all installed to house the tie backs. The masonry was also repaired by tuckpointing, and old cracked brick was removed and replaced.

side view of locust grove wall. jagged with bricks removed from the side
a lift with worker in it repairing the masonry on the side of an historical brick house
The house and front porch of Locust Grove historical house in Louisville, KY
side view of house with large porch. locust grove house in louisville, ky

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