South Hill - James Turner Duplex

331 S Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507

The duplex home was built in 1812 by James Lemon. The lower end of the duplex was purchased by James Turner in 1852. Turner, who had purchased his freedom in 1841, was a plasterer. He provided a much-needed service to those building new homes in a growing city. Turner, a trustee and later minister at St. Paul AME Church, also served on community and state organizations, such as Kentucky's Colored People's Convention, the Kentucky Colored Education Convention, the Lexington Colored School Fund, and was the first treasurer of the Agricultural and Mechanical Fair of Colored People, first organized in 1869. The fair continued until 1942 with only two interruptions: World War I and the Great Depression.

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