Farewell to Meadowcrest Mansion at Hamburg Place Farm in Lexington KY
Can't believe it has already been one month since beautiful and beloved Meadowcrest Mansion saw it's very last day in Lexington's Hamburg area after standing since 1929. Below I put together this video to capture some pictures of Meadowcrest over the years including some pictures from Lafayette Studios, as well as many of my personal pictures over the years and on the final day it was standing on February 13, 2022. As you know Meadowcrest was totally gone on February 14, 2022. And in case you missed my blog posts last month, I have reposted them below where you will find my Three part series of videos taken on that very last day.
In case you missed last month posts, take The Final Tour with Us Before Meadowcrest Mansion in Lexington, KY on the Hamburg Place Farm is forever gone. Tour with Kim Soper, Realtor.
Hey friends, It's Kim Soper. Thanks for joining me today as we say farewell to beautiful Meadowcrest Mansion in Lexington, Kentucky located at 2550 Winchester Road on the beloved Hamburg Farm. So quick background for you, in 1898 John Madden, along with his family, his sons, 2000 acres and his famous race horses made this area his home. Upon his death in 1929, the farm was split between his two sons, John E. Madden, Jr and Joseph Madden. John E. Madden took the original Hamburg farmhouse, which is still standing not far off Winchester Road behind some trees and his son, Joesph spent $400,000 to build beautiful Meadowcrest Mansion. Joseph died in 1932. The home was almost finished at that point, so his wife had to work to finish the home out. And that's where she lived with her sons. But a little background on the home, it's actually was beautiful. It was designed by Robert McMeekin, who also designed Keeneland.
He was commissioned to do all the plans and the construction for Meadowcrest. McMeekin always had outstanding homes. You can find some throughout Lexington today. So the sweeping staircase was a beautiful feature. There was actually a bowling alley in the basement. There were over Seven bedrooms, Seven baths, a large dining hall, a library, and bowling alley and even wallpaper imported from New York City. They used all the finest finishes and fixtures that you could imagine at the time . It was considered one of the finest homes in Lexington. And of course this part of the country as well. Take a look through these pictures. Most of them were taken in February of 2022. Most of them, as you see, the final stages of demolition were on February 13th of this year. February 14th Valentine's Day was the last day the house was standing. That's when they took the remainder of the house down and started the cleanup.
As you can see in the pictures. Meadowcrest will always be a part of Lexington history. Where it was located, It was literally just on a huge corner lot, and everyone took notice it was just such a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. And it really was a statement home all throughout the area. If you have any questions or if you'd like more information, take a look at my website, ExploreLexingtonKY.com in the blog section. I have some video from the final day at Meadowcrest mansion that you may be interested in taking a look. Thanks for joining and have a great day.
About the Author: Kim Soper is a lifelong Lexington KY resident and Co-Founder of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Cypress. She has over 18 years experience selling real estate all over Lexington KY and the Central KY areas. Kim is the manager/Realtor of ExploreLexingtonKY.com - Home to Your Best Source for Lexington KY Real Estate!