June 12, 2012

Tom Eblen: Family saves historic Lawrenceburg bourbon baron mansion from ruin

Cousins Tom Ripy and George Geoghegan have fond memories of visiting their great-grandmother's home in Lawrenceburg. Completed in 1888, the Queen Anne-style house may be the grandest of a string of mansions that bourbon barons built along Main Street when this was a center of Kentucky's whiskey industry. But in recent years the house fell into extreme disrepair.

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