Mansion House (Frankfort, KY) Register and Account Book, 1829-1830

Descriptive Summary

Mansion House (Frankfort, KY) Register and Account Book, 1829-1830
Mansion House, Frankfort, KY
1 v.; 33 cm
Mansion House (Frankfort, KY) -- Accounting
Hotels -- Accounting -- Kentucky -- Franklin County
Taylor, Colonel Richard
Finding Aid Author
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Mansion House was a hotel and taproom owned by J.J. Marshall, the son of Humphrey Marshall, in the early 1800's. The hotel provided short-term homes for legislators and others in town for political business. The brick structure stood at the corner of St. Clair and Montgomery (now Main) Streets in Frankfort, Kentucky. Around 1818, the establishment was purchased by Colonel Richard Taylor. In 1835, the aging building was purchased and repaired by a joint stock company formed by William Owsley, Edmund H. Taylor, Mason Brown, Charles S. Morehead, Harrison Blanton, Orlando Brown, John Hanna, and eighteen other prominent Frankfort businessmen.
Scope and Content
This one item collection is a register and account book of the Mansion House hotel in Frankfort, Kentucky. The account book, dated 1829-1830, lists names of many state officials who were guests such as Lt. Governor John Breathitt, Sen. Benjamin Hardin, Sen. Robert D. Maupin, Rep. James Guthrie, Rep. Thomas Head, and Rep. Isaac Mize.
Arrangement: Chronological