Throwback Thursday – The Tyler Adams House

This week we’re in downtown Bowling Green on State Street. Celebrating 175 years of history, the Tyler Adams house is on the National Register of Historic Places. This historic home has been turned into both a rental property and an Air BnB.

Built in 1844 for Bowling Green resident Tyler Adams, the house is just a few blocks off of Fountain Square. It was built in Greek Revival architectural style and sits in the heart of the historic College Hill District. It’s part of the Downtown Heritage Walk and served as a local residence until 2007. Current owners Thomas and Stephanie Morris started renting out the rooms in 2015.

The house has traded hands at least half a dozen times with family ownership. The Adams family, followed by the Goodrums, the Clays, the Masseys and the Stones, have been noted according to the Bowling Green Warren County Landmark Association records.

The Tyler Adams house has been renovated several times to keep modern livability functions. Based on a 2004 Landmark Association report written by Sue Lynn Stone, one of the most interesting renovations was raising the first floor by 18 inches. The Stone family lived in the house from 1952 until the 2000s, spending more than 50 years there. Sue Lynn says the original foundation was lower than street level and visitors would have to step down into the front yard and then step down again into the house.

With nearly 200 years of history, the Tyler Adams house is currently being operated as both a rental property and an Air BnB. There are nine rooms for rent across the two floors. Some have private and others have shared restroom facilities.

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