Grimsley House on National Register of Historic Places


Pictured with the plaque designating the John Clifford Grimsley House as a site on the National Register of Historic Places are members of the Fayette Historic Preservation Commission and members of the Grimsley family. Shown from left: Fayette City Councilman Eddy Campbell, Tom Matkov, Becky Matkov, Liz Venable, Scott Venable, Fayette Mayor Ray Nelson, Preservation Commission Member Ben Hightower and Preservation Commission Member Dale Lawrence.

The John Clifford Grimsley House, built in 1916, is one of the most iconic and recognizable houses in Fayette County. The house was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a ceremony was held on Sept. 13 recognizing its designation. The John Clifford Grimsley House is currently owned by two of John Clifford Grimsley’s granddaughters, Becky Matkov and Liz Venable.


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