HistoryThe Turpin Building, constructed in 1872 for Mary Turpin, features one of Bowling Green's finest facades. Italianate in style, it is faced with stone trademarked by the Warren County White Stone Quarry as "Bowling Green Stone". The "Bowling Green Stone", used in many public and private buildings nationwide, such as the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Kentucky and the Customs House in Nashville, Tennessee, won awards at both the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition and the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The intricately carved stone on the Turpin Building features floral patterns in the decorative hood molds above the windows, little faces peering at the square from the pilaster capitals and gargoyles.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 549742 N 4094190|
|Decimal Degrees||36.99253333, -86.44100000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 59.552', W 86° 26.46'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 59' 33.12" N, 86° 26' 27.6" W|
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