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Daniel Boone


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jacob Aker House- Bourbon County

THE JACOB AKER House ca. 1810 

The home dates from ca. 1810 when Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Aker constructed a brick, Federal-style residence. As Aker grew in prominence and wealth, the lovely Greek Revival addition was added ca. 1858. 

The original part of the Jacob Aker house is thought to be an early work by John Giltner, a Bourbon County architect and builder known for his fine Flemish-bond brickwork.

Limestone was dug from a quarry on the farm for the foundation of the house and two outbuildings — an office or slave quarters that has yet to be restored and a springhouse that is now little more than a pile of rocks.

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