Photography By Paul | Old Houses, Barns, and Buildings | Phelps House

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Categories & Keywords

Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Home and Surroundings
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:House, House, Log, Pioneer
Photo Info

Dimensions2154 x 1436
Original file size733 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Oct-14 16:28
Date modified7-Oct-14 19:25
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length200 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/10 at f/20
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Phelps House

Phelps House

This is arguably one of the oldest house in Kentucky. It is a log house with some of the logs being more than a foot thick. When Daniel Boone brought his family to Fort Boone the Phelps family left and built this log house. It has been in the family, in one way or another since then. My wife is related to the Phelps family and lived in the house for almost two years. There are two depressions in the yard that we believe are their graves. The house and farm was sold several years ago.
A murder was committed here and Henry Clay was the defense lawyer. In arguing the case it is said that he came up with the defense of temporary insanity. This was the first time that it was used. It seems that it involved an Indian and the daughter. My wife says that the Indian, Kunis or Cunis, is still there. At least three separate people have seen him at various times.