2004 List

Horn-Carpenter-Pinkston House

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City/County/Congressional District: Cave City , Sharp County (District 1 )
Location Class: Residential
Year Built: 1886
Historic Designation: N/A
Status: Restored

Thought to be the oldest remaining residence in Cave City, the Horn-Carpenter-Pinkston House has been owned by only two families: the Horns, who built the original log section of the house in 1886, and the Carpenter-Pinkston family, who purchased the house in the early 20th century. Three generations of the Carpenter-Pinkston family have called it home. The four Pinkston grandchildren who own it are unable to do the work and want to sell the house– but only to someone who will love it as their family has. “This old house is a landmark for the people of Sharp County”, says the nomination to the Most Endangered list that was prepared by Pinkston family members. “It would please us greatly if it could remain a monument to this town and to our family, friends, and neighbors.”

The home was sold to a family who have made restorative changes and are living there now.