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Joseph Bryan House
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Waveland State Historic Site is located in Kentucky
Nearest city: Lexington, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°58′17″N 84°32′14″W / 37.97139°N 84.53722°W / 37.97139; -84.53722Coordinates: 37°58′17″N 84°32′14″W / 37.97139°N 84.53722°W / 37.97139; -84.53722
Built/Founded: 1845
Architectural style(s): Greek Revival
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: August 12, 1971
NRHP Reference#: 71000342[1]

Waveland State Historic Site, also known as the Joseph Bryan House, in Lexington, Kentucky is the site of a Greek Revival home and plantation now maintained and operated as part of the Kentucky state park system. It was the home of the Joseph Bryan family, who followed Daniel Boone through the Cumberland Gap, and became an early settler and horseman of this region.

Waveland was constructed between the fall of 1844 and late 1848. Joseph Bryan had the house built "to please his father" according to a letter written by his son Elijah in 1845. Joseph's father Daniel Boone Bryan had settled the land by 1786. The land surrounding Waveland was owned by the Bryan family until 1894, when Joseph's son Joseph Henry Bryan sold the farm at auction.

Tours include the historic house, the slave quarters, smokehouse and ice house, and focus on the Bryan family and life on a 19th century Kentucky plantation.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.  

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