fixer upper

Cheap-ish Circa 1798 Historic Kentucky Fixer Upper $125K

Agent Comments

This is your chance to own a historic piece of Washington history. The Bayless-Forman-Taylor was built in 1798 and is on the corner of Old Main and Jail street. It has been used as a Sunday school/youth group space for the church next door for many years. Cellar/basement and a full height attic with permanent stairs.


  • 3bd
  • 2ba
  • Circa 1798


If interested in a property, please contact the realtor whose link is provided in the post below, or contact an agent of your own choosing. Independent verification of details and status is recommended.

Family History


The home was built in 1798 by Captain Benjamin Bayless who was a hatter. He married Elizabeth Wood in 1798 and the couple built this house around the same year.


Portrait of Benjamin Bayless


Portrait of Elizabeth Wood Bayless and child.


It was later sold to the Forman family. They owned it for three generations, and family members held prominent positions in the community, including doctors, lawyers, justices and Civil War heroes.

The Evening Bulletin
11 Apr 1894, Wed · Page 3
The Public Ledger
18 Apr 1903, Sat · Page 3

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