Price: $9,900 (must be moved)
Location: Prospect, KY
Contact: Eric Whisman, Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation; 502-320-9735
The History: Long before the city of Prospect was incorporated, its industry thrived thanks to the area’s fertile land, wooded acreage, and nearby Harrods Creek. The Wolf Pen Branch Mill anchored the town, serving as a gristmill and a sawmill over its more than 100-year history. Today, the 400-plus acres surrounding the mill are protected from further development; not so the handful of historical houses that remain nearby, including this Italianate. Built by Peter Fredrick Hoke in 1871, it sat on a working farm until 11 years ago, when a developer bought the property; now the house must be moved.
Shown: Set on a functioning farm for most of its history, the house is a side-hall plan, with two living spaces on the main floor as well as a kitchen, added later.