“Nobody but you is responsible for your life. It doesn’t matter what your mama did; it doesn’t matter what your daddy didn’t do. You are responsible for your life. You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
At lunch today Crystal Heis and I discussed the building above. It’s on New Street. If you read last night’s post, you’ll recall that the Goodloe Sisters’ homes start at the corner of New Street and Mill. New Street is only a block long. I suspect it was little more than an alleyway at some point. This flat building sits behind the Benjamin Gratz mansion. that was built by an early editor of the Kentucke Gazette, the oldest newspaper west of the Alleghenies, and bought by Gratz later. It stayed in his family for 160 years until 1985. But the flat building, I don’t know if it was servant’s quarters, or some kind of barn. It’s clearly lived in now. During discussions Crystal mentioned the house below. It very clearly was a carriage house. It was re-envisioned by well known Lexington architect and UK architecture faculty member Clyde Carpenter in 1966. According to the article, there was still hay and grain upstairs when he bought it, and a car was sitting in what would become his living room. Few people could have done as well with the place as Clyde. I’d still like to know what the flat building was. If anyone knows, I’m all ears.