A History of White Hall: House of Clay

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Overview
In 1799, Revolutionary War veteran General Green Clay finished construction on a stately Georgian mansion he named Clermont. The home became a statewide symbol of prosperity, housing the farm of one of the largest landowners in the Commonwealth. Renamed White Hall by Cassius Marcellus Clay and renovated by his wife, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, it remained in the family for generations. Here Cassius Clay became known as the "Lion of White Hall," penning his fiery speeches against slavery and launching his tumultuous career as an outspoken statesman. After years of restoration, White Hall became a state historic site in 1971. Now, A History of White Hall offers a detailed look inside this expertly preserved structure and the people who helped shape its fascinating history.
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ISBN: 9781609493134
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: Kentucky
Series: Landmarks
Images: 60
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Lashe D. Mullins is the Curator of White Hall State Historic Site. Lashe's history with White Hall dates back to her childhood, as members of her family have farmed the surrounding land for several decades. Lashe holds a Master's degree in History, and is a member of the Madison County Historical Society. Charles K. Mullins is a former Docent of White Hall. He is President of the White Hall-Clermont Foundation; a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and continued support of White Hall. Charles holds Master's degrees in Theatre as well as Recreation and Park Administration and remains an avid volunteer at the site.
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