Dozier/Guess House

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Dozier / Guess House

MA-23
KY 388/Redhouse Road
2nd Quarter of the 19th Century

The Greek Revival style finds vernacular expression in the Dozier / Guess House. This building has a symmetrical three-bay facade, and weatherboarding sheaths this two-story log dwelling. The original floor plan included an open-ended dogtrot with single rooms on each side. One important feature of the house is its exterior gable-end chimneys which are unusual in that they are built of two materials; red sandstone forms the bases, while the flues are brick. 

Wood pilasters on the corners, a deep frieze under the eaves and a two-story pedimented portico provide Greek Revival details. Two pairs of octagonal-shaped columns support the unadorned pediment. Narrow sidelights and small pilasters frame the central door below an entablature.