Franklin County

Historic Frankfort building to be auctioned

The state of Kentucky plans to auction off historic Hoge House in Frankfort as surplus property.
The state of Kentucky plans to auction off historic Hoge House in Frankfort as surplus property.

The state of Kentucky plans to auction off historic Hoge House in Frankfort as surplus property. The red clapboard Hoge House, built around 1825 at 302 Wilkinson Boulevard in downtown Frankfort, sits on 0.29 acres near the river.

Since 1973, the 2,650-square-foot building has been home to various state agency offices, most recently the Commission on Military Affairs.

According to the Kentucky Division of Historic Properties, the house is "architecturally notable because of its brick and log construction covered by clapboards." In 1859, State Treasurer James H. Garrard, grandson of James Garrard, second governor of Kentucky, bought the house.

The state is inviting interested parties to bid on the property. Site visits are scheduled for Jan. 8 and 15. Bids will be unsealed on Jan. 22. For questions and bid forms, call the Division of Real Properties at (502) 782-0360 or at Jason.martin@ky.gov.

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