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The Pope Villa in Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 63rd largest in the US. Known as the "Thoroughbred City" and the "Horse Capital of the World", it is located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region...

, USA, was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in 1811 for Senator John Pope. It is one of only three extant Latrobe residences in the United States. (Latrobe also designed the U.S. Capitol Building.) As one of Latrobe's most avant-garde designs, the Pope Villa has national significance for its architect and unique design.

Purchased in 1987 by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, the Pope Villa is now being restored to reflect its 1813 original construction appearance.