McMurtry, John (1813-1890)

Section I, Lot 63  
As one of Lexington's most prolific architects and builders, John McMurtry was trained locally as an apprentice. Rather than any one style, McMurtry's work provided a cross-section of 19th century architecture. Floral Hall near the Red Mile, the courthouse in Winchester, Kentucky, and the chapel in the old Episcopal Cemetery on East Third Street are examples on his various designs. Never without his black stovepipe hat and umbrella, he built and supervised construction of hundreds of homes in Fayette County. He did not design, but built Christ Church Episcopal and the Loudoun House.  

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