Owsley House is sold

Gayle Coulter State Journal Staff Writer Published:

A Lexington couple has bought the Owsley House at 314 W. Main St. for $50,000.

The home is the former residence of Gov. William Owsley who lived there from 1833 to 1848. Before Owsley purchased the home, it was used as the Bank of the Commonwealth and was home to several notable Kentuckians including Thomas A. Marshall, the former chief justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

Zigurds and Nancye Grigalis, of Lexington, finalized the details of their purchase of the historic home on Tuesday. Grigalis is an architect for the Department of Finance Division of Engineering in Frankfort.

Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation President Bob Polsgrove said his organization had been searching for someone to restore the property for about a year and a half.

"We're a statewide group and have saved some historic properties in Bourbon County and Clark County," Polsgrove said. "But this has been our toughest challenge because of the fire."

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