Fryer House

The Fryer House was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1976.  The stone is block like in form and symmetrical in execution. Underneath the house is a dirt cellar. The roof truss system is made entirely of wood framing held together with wooden pegs instead of nails. Visit the National Park Service for another picture of how it used to look and more information.

Ceilings in the Fryer House

Flat boards on the ceilings are painted white and have never been papered or plastered. They are said to be original.

Ceiling in the Stairwell

Another view of the original ceiling, taken from the top of the stairs.

Fryer Family & Home

The Fryers first settled in Baltimore, Maryland and then in Lexington, Kentucky.  Walter Fryer is first seen on the Pendleton County Tax List in 1806.  This picture shows the house in its earlier times. The Fryers started construction in 1811 and completed it in 1814. A log cabin, torn down in 1926, stood at the northwest corner of the stone house. It became a slave cabin after the stone house was completed.

For pictures from our first meeting in the Fryer House after the renovations were completed, click here.

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