Ambrose Burton House

560 Unity Road, Harrodsburg, KY

At the end of the 18th century, Ambrose Burton built a modest two-story log home that was 18 by 24 feet. The Burton house is important because, although it has a traditional log construction, it incorporates a unique form known as wattle and daub. Of ten documented wattle and daub examples in Kentucky, half are in Mercer County. Burton built one of the limestone chimneys on the inside of the house instead of the outside, which was not a common practice. Between 1827 and 1851 the house was expanded. The new part of the house used details from the Greek Revival style. The house was restored in 1981 and another two-story addition was added later.