Madeline McDowell Breckinridge Childhood Home

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Project Name:
Kentucky Woman Suffrage

Name of Historic Site:
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Childhood home of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge. Often used for KERA and FERA social events.

County:
Fayette

Town/City:
Lexington

Zip Code:
40502
 
Street Address: 
120 Sycamore Road

Associated Organization:
Henry Clay Memorial Foundation

Years of Importance:
1792-1879
1912-1920
Geographic Location: 
Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

Additional Comments:

 Childhood home of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge. Breckinridge was an active social reformer throughout her adult life, and woman suffrage was one of many causes she would champion. Historic marker #1876 stands on the property to commemorate Breckinridge's work for reform.  She served as President of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association (KERA) from 1912-1915 and 1919-1920. Ashland was often used for social events during the KERA conventions as well as for Fayette County ERA gatherings.