Historic House Listings

Save this House! A lot of history! Circa 1812 in Kentucky. $99,900

July 12, 2023

Someone go save this house! So much history with this one. “Field House” was built in 1812. It is located on .56 acres in Columbia, Kentucky. The Field House was built by John Field, businessman and civil servant. John Marshall Clemens, a local attorney, rented a room at Field House. He married Jane Lampton. They later moved from Kentucky and were parents to Samuel Langhorne, most widely known as “Mark Twain”. The home features double front doors, hardwood floors, built-ins and wainscoting. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 4,480 square feet. $99,900

Contact Tom Waggener with Caperton Realty: 502-386-3017

From the Zillow listing:


This stately, federal-style home sits proudly on a large lot of just over half an acre in downtown Columbia, Kentucky. Enjoy a glass of bourbon by the fire and toast yourself for being the one who saves and restores this property.Built in 1812, the Field House exudes a sense of history – our connection to Mark Twain – and elegance that captures the imagination of those who appreciate tradition and historical preservation.With over 4,000 square feet of living space on two floors plus more in the partially finished attic, this home offers plenty of room to grow. The spacious parlor is perfect for entertaining guests or cozying up with a good book by the original wood burning fireplace. The dining room boasts a beautiful chandelier that sparkles in the light of the setting sun streamin through antique glass windows, setting the tone for memorable gatherings. The full mason construction, three brick deep walls need work inside and out. Beautiful wood plank floors are original to the house. It currently offers one full bathroom and one half bathroom, updating the plumbing and electrical systems will bring it up to modern standards. Despite its need for modernization, there is something truly special about this home. Its classic architecture and spacious interior make it a perfect canvas for creating the home of your dreams. It’s proximity to the bourbon trail and historic downtown Columbia make it a great candidate for an airbnb. This home is located just two blocks from the town square of Columbia, where you can enjoy little shops, local food, coffee, and special events. Call today for your private showing. This home will not qualify for FHA, VA or most traditional mortgages.



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