Ward Hall, completed in 1857, is considered one of the nation's finest Greek Revival-style mansions. The foundation that owns the mansion is beginning a fundraising campaign for $850,000 in exterior renovations. A complete renovation would cost at least $1 million more.  Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com
Ward Hall, completed in 1857, is considered one of the nation's finest Greek Revival-style mansions. The foundation that owns the mansion is beginning a fundraising campaign for $850,000 in exterior renovations. A complete renovation would cost at least $1 million more. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com ALL
Ward Hall, completed in 1857, is considered one of the nation's finest Greek Revival-style mansions. The foundation that owns the mansion is beginning a fundraising campaign for $850,000 in exterior renovations. A complete renovation would cost at least $1 million more. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com ALL

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.