Stop #1 – Chapline Building


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Stop 1 - Chapline Building

The Chapline Building was built in the early 1890’s from bricks from the first courthouse. The building has an iron front made by Mesker Company of Evansville, Indiana. The Mesker Company shipped iron fronts all over the country. The bricks were made of local clay and fired in a kiln at the old fairgrounds.

This building has been the home of a bakery, a dry-goods store, a newspaper office, and a telephone exchange. Presently, it serves as the home of the Hart County Historical Museum. Visitors can view the Society’s extensive collection of historic objects, images, books, maps and papers relating to the history of Hart County.

Since the destruction of the county courthouse by fire in 1928, the Historical Museum has become the main source for information about the early denizens of the county. The museum is open Monday, Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oral Histories about
The Chapline Building

      2. History of Chapline Building
Told by Carolyn Short

Carolyn Short

Carolyn Short

      3. The Secret of Fresh Baked Doughnuts
Told by Mary Branstetter

Mary Branstetter

Mary Branstetter

      4. The Oldest Bricks in this part of KY
Told by Charlie Williams
      5. The Legacy of Judge Roy A Cann
Told by Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams