The earliest building designers of Kentucky were not professionally trained architects but were amateur builder-architects or builder-designers. Stone was the predominant building material because of the availability of limestone and marble, a metamorphosed limestone.
Along the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky near Pleasant Run creek is an example of an early stone structure. Pleasant Run Stone House I lies on the westside of Bromley Road, 1 mile South of KY Route 8. The early Stone structure is located on approximately 4.75 acres, and is believed to have been built in the 1840’s. The walls of the structure are 22-inches thick. Former owners of property include names Meyer, Libbe, and Headley.
photo: Stone House