Art collection on exhibit May 11 shows historical significance of the area
Two local groups are hosting an event Thursday in observance of National Preservation Month.
Boyle Landmark Trust and the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County will host “An Art Collection of Historic Boyle County Landmarks” from 5 to 7 p.m. May 11 at historic Warrenwood Manor, 3044 U.S. Hwy 127 South.
Admission if free. Light refreshments will be available.
Jacob Pankey, chairman of Landmark Trust, will give a report on Trust activities.
Updates will be given by Barbara Hulette on the Revolving Fund Committee and Ben Miles of Shire Environmental.
Mimi Becker, executive director of the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County, said works by 10 local artists will be on exhibit during the event. The artist and their paintings are:
David Farmer – Willis Russell House, Boyle County Courthouse and Warrenwood.
Josephine Moore – 442 West Broadway, Town House and Trinity Episcopal Church.
Elaine Hearne – Old Centre.
A. Jack May – Third Street Methodist Church.
Louise Wilkinson – Boyle County Courthouse.
Wilma Brown – Elmwood Inn, Perryville.
Allan Crain – Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.
Marjory Ellis – Forkland Community Center.
Pat Hays – Perryville Merchant’s Row and the north side of the 300 Block of Danville’s Main Street.
Paul Overstreet – Penn’s Store.
Warrenwood was built in 1856 by John Fouche Warren and Samuel Warren, sons of Capt. William Warren, a pioneer Kentucky soldier and legislator, according to Calvin Fackler’s book of “Historic Homes of Boyle County, KY, and Three Courthouses.
The English Gothic brick structure
sits on a stone foundation. Lumber was cut from the forest trees nearby for the inside work.
The exterior rooms are 18-feet square and have 14-feet tall ceilings. The front door, surrounded by venetian colored panes of glass, opens into a reception room. A stairway to the left has treads of polished oak, white fleur-delis spindles and solid walnut banister which ascends to the third floor.
Diamond shaped window panes across the front of the house carry out the style of the architecture.
A wide, handcarved door and window facings and the mantels are enameled white. Doors throughout the house are solid walnut.
When Calvin Fackler compiled this information, he remembered the place was filled with antique furnishings with dueling pistols on the parlor table.