712 E. Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States, 40330
Despite being one of the largest and most intriguing structures in the city of Harrodsburg, the historic Mooreland Mansion, formerly known as Ashfelt Manor, sits abandoned and open to the elements further deteriorating. The Romanesque Revival mansion was built in 1891 by Colonel Daniel Lawson Moore for his wife, Miss Minnie Ball, and while the architect is unknown, the architecture has been compared to that of Clarke & Loomis. When word got out that the stone mansion would heading to foreclosure auction, Kentucky based realtors with the Bluegrass Team were interested in possibly taking on the project and using it as an event centre or small farm winery. Things went sideways when the condition of the structure was fully realized. “The images that the real estate agent was showing online were from years gone by – and no return calls or return texts.” The agents arrived at the property to find a much different reality than what had been shown online. Doors were wide open, windows were broken and it turned out the original 45 acre property had been subdivided to 2.9 acres. The Bluegrass Team wrote on their website, “We are so appreciative they left some of the doors open – wide open for us to see, so we didn’t bid on something that looked quite different from what was available online.” The property did find a buyer though, it recently sold at a foreclosure auction and was purchased by the bank for $329,465. The first 6 photos, showing an almost flawless looking structure, were taken by Rich McGervey in January 2007 and posted to Flickr. Thank to the Bluegrass Team for the rest of the photos.