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The York Mansion
125 Elm Street
Built in 1918, it is thought that Mrs. Augusta York designed this Classical Revival house from a similar one that she had seen in Cincinnati, Ohio. This house retains much of the original setting and architectural detailing of the era, and is very prominent on the Pikeville skyline. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built by Judge James M. York, the mansion is a landmark for both its size and prominence in the skyline of Pikeville. The residence is a two story brick house with a wrap around porch. The steeply-pitched roof appears to be constructed of clay tile, but is actually pressed sheets of tin in the form of clay tile. Sited on a hill overlooking the town, it is the most extravagant example of Classical Revival mixed with elements of Art Deco to be found in this area. The apparently tiled mansard roof and the cream brick set in dark mortar make it a striking example of this style of architecture.