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Jim/Lindsey Wilson History: The Cottage on Arbor Vitae

2017-02-18 - Lindsey Hill, Columbia, KY - Photo from old Adair County News, submitted by Jim.
This beautiful seven room cottage was built as the private property of Prof. Patrick Douglas "P.D." Neilson, his wife, the former Miss Maytie Hardin, and their daughter Mary H., then two or three years old. The family had arrived in Columbia early in the summer of 1905, shortly after the Educational Board of the M.E.C.,S. hired Prof. Neilson as an administrator-teacher at the Lindsey Wilson. It was located on what was then "Garnett Avenue" - now Maple Street (why the change heaven only knows). Unfortunately, the house burned in February 1917, 100 years ago, give or take a few days. - JIM

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