Friday, October 18, 2013

Dave Contarino Talks About Kentucky’s Eustace Williams House

Dave Contarino
Dave Contarino is the proud resident of the Eustace Williams House, which is an integral part of Anchorage, Kentucky, history. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places, Dave Contarino says, and as a respected political consultant, he finds it a great place to relax and unwind.

Located on Owl Creek Lane in Anchorage, the Eustace Williams House was built in the early 1900s for Eustace Williams, the son of a prominent Anchorage family. Williams was a well-known reporter in the area at the time and later, he became the secretary for Kentucky’s Highway Commission. Below, Dave Contarino talks more about the Eustace Williams House in Anchorage, Kentucky.

Q: How long has this home been on the National Register of Historic Places?

Dave Contarino: It was registered in 1983, but it has been an important part of the Anchorage area for more than a century.

Q: You mention that Eustace Williams was a reporter and prominent government official. Is there anything else you know about him?

Dave Contarino: It hasn’t been proven, but it is thought that he might have helped build his own house. He both bought and sold homes in the Anchorage area during the time, so it’s highly possible.

Q: Aside from being historic, the house is unique. Could you tell us a little more about it?

Dave Contarino: Yes, I’m very excited about the house. It is unique. It is made in the Tudor style, which was very popular in this area of Kentucky at the time. The décor reflects the styles that were popular around the turn of the century. The home also has a red tile roof that is representative of the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture that was popular in the early 20th century. This style is representative of the Spanish colonization of America during this time. As far as I know, in Anchorage, only the historic Anchorage School and our house share this distinctive style.

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