Liberty Hall (Frankfort, Kentucky)

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caption = Liberty Hall in 1986
location= 218 Wilkinson St., Frankfort, Kentucky
locmapin = Kentucky
area =
built =1796
architect= Unknown
architecture= Federal
added = November 11, 1971cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Private
refnum=71000344

Liberty Hall in Frankfort, Kentucky was built in 1796 and was the home of Senator John Brown (Kentucky). John Brown (September 12, 1757 - August 29, 1837) was an United States lawyer and statesman who was very involved with creating the State of Kentucky. Before statehood he represented Virginia in the Continental Congress (1777-1778) and the U.S. Congress (1789-1791). While in Congress he introduced the bill granting Statehood to Kentucky. Once that was accomplished, he was elected a U.S. Senator for Kentucky.Home to two U.S. Senators, one Vice-Presidential candidate, one Governor of Missouri, one Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, one Ambassador to France, one U.S. District Attorney, three U.S. Army colonels, two doctors, one newspaper editor, and the ancestral home of one of the most beloved children's authors, Margaret Wise Brown.

It was declared to be a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1971.

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