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SOLD - Abandoned Kentucky Gilded Age Castle Finds Buyer

An abandoned castle in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, on and off the market for several years before finally going into foreclosure proceedings has sold according to for $78,101 on May 22, 2020. The house was originally listed in mid-April for $49,500 before going pending in less than a week.

Our original post on our Facebook Page:

"Located at 712 E. LEXINGTON RD, Harrodsburg, Kentucky Foreclosure, 10,500 sq foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2.96 acres.

$49,500. Yes, the price is correct! Built in 1890!

From Bluegrass Team Realty Website: The great Romanesque Revival house at Mooreland, an estate located at the east city limits of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, was built by Colonel Daniel Lawson Moore for his second wife, Miss Minnie Ball of Woodford County, whom he married in 1891.

The residence is the largest in Mercer County, and the handsomest building in the Romanesque Revival style in Central Kentucky. It took five years to build. The architect is unknown. In architectural quality the residence is equal to the Theophilus Conrad house at St. James Court in Louisville, designed by the architects, C.J. Clark and Arthur Loomis, and built during the mid 1890’s, which is considered the finest example of its kind in that city.

The mansion at Mooreland is built of limestone and brick, the front of the building being entirely of stone. Each block is carefully tooled, with ribbing or bush-hammer and is laid with pink mortar. The façade features a veranda of large semicircular arches carried on short round pillars of polished granite with elaborately carved limestone capitals. The veranda curves into octagonal forms at either end, that at the south extremity being a four-storied tower crowned by an entablature and parapet.

Todd Hyatt Lois Ann Disponett Real Estate (502) 839-7409

Check out these photos of the house today, and photos of the house when it was occupied at the end of the photos.

Please share! Let's find this castle a new life!"

The house was previously on the market for more than $1,000,000 in the last 10 years and featured more than 40 acres before the bank split the parcel into 2.96 acres to be sold with the main house.

Condition of house at time of sale:

Condition of House in around 2010:

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I think the pictures of the house in deplorable condition were before the 2010 renovations.


What happened in 10 years to ruin that beautiful house? What a crying shame.

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