And the answer to last week's #ThrowbackThursday is after the jump…
|Wllis Green House|
Photo: NRHP File
The property was built in 1800 by Willis Green as part of a several hundred-acre farm. Green was an early settler of the Commonwealth having first arrived here as a surveyor in 1782. Green even represented Kentucky County in the Virginia Legislature. He and his wife, Sarah Reed, along with their 12 children, called Waveland home. It is said that the 1783 Green-Reed nuptials were "one of the first Christian marriages ever solemnized on Kentucky soil."You can expect to see more about the history of the Willis Green House on this site in the coming weeks! And congratulations to Rachel Alexander of Bricks + Mortar who was the first to correctly guess last week's #TBT!!
Of the nine state constitutional conventions held in Danville, Green was a delegate at two. He was one of the original trustees of Transylvania Academy and was involved in the establishment of both Centre College (1819) and the Kentucky School for the Deaf (1822). From 1839-1845, Green served as a Whig in Congress as a representative from Kentucky.
It is a two-story, brick home in the Georgian style. Though vacant for decades and despite damage to windows, doors and a roof collapse, the interior woodwork - the product of Irish craftsmen from Philadelphia - remains intact and in good condition.