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Kruempelman Farmhouse (Fort Mitchell, Kentucky)

Also known as KEFM 103, the Kruempelman Farmhouse is located at 24 Ridge Rd. in Fort Mitchell, KY. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

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The Kruempelman Farmhouse, constructed in 1890, is a well-preserved brick dwelling of the Italianate-style. It is part of a twenty-six acre truck farm built for Henry Kruempelman.  The house includes features characteristic of dwellings of the Civil War era. The Kruempelman Farmhouse is one of the few surviving rural vernacular dwellings in northern Kenton County. These farmhouses, which date from the late-nineteenth through early twentieth centuries, were constructed when the area was still rural in character.
Their surrounding acreage was cultivated for orchards or truck gardening or used for dairy farming. As suburban development began in the 1900’s, and accelerated in later years, much of this farmland was gradually platted and sold as building lots. In some cases, the farmhouses were torn down. Others were demolished during the construction of Interstate 75 in the 1960’s. Some farmhouses survived, however, albeit with diminished lots. With the exception of the Kruempelman Farmhouse, these houses 1 connection with their agricultural past has been diminished by the loss of farm outbuildings and/or acreage. Thus these residences survive as freestanding dwellings, notable primarily for their architectural significance.

source:  http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/89001171.pdf

photo: Delivery of milk,  http://www.kentonlibrary.org/genphotos/viewimage.php?i=di50773 


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