The W.W. Alexander House is a Federal Style brick house built in the second decade of the 19th Century. It is one of the earliest houses built in Paris and is a well preserved example of the Federal Style architecture. The Alexander House is one of the key buildings within the Downtown Paris Historic District that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places due to its age, architectural merit and location.While the architecture alone is sufficient reason to save the building, its history is equally important. The house was built for William W. Alexander, son of early hemp manufacturer William Alexander. The younger Alexander married Jane Stamp, Jefferson Davis’s niece, in 1845. He served as an attorney in Bourbon County in the 1840’s and was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives for two terms. Prior to the Civil War, portrait painter Chester Harding lived in Paris and worked in the house, reportedly painting 100 portraits in six months.

The Alexander House - Paris, KY

The Rosemary Clooney House, Inc. is a non-profit foundation headed by Dr. Steve Henry, former KY Lt. Gov., and his wife, Heather French Henry, former Miss America (who was born in Augusta). The foundation was established to preserve Rosemary Clooney's house, to open it to the public and to house memorabilia from her life and career.


Starting in 1980 Rosemary began calling Augusta's 106 Riverside Drive home. Located on the banks of the Ohio River in historical Augusta, KY, this was her retreat from the demands of her career and a haven for rest between performances all over the world.


After Rosemary's passing, her children approached the Henrys about purchasing the home. They did so enthusiasticly and since that time have devoted extraordinary time and resources to preserving the home and acquiring artifacts related to Rosemary's life and career.


With the help of Paramount Studios, Nick & Nina Clooney, Gail & Chris Darley, countless volunteers, and numerous corporate and private sponsors, the house held it's "soft opening" on June 4, 2005 and it's "grand opening" on October 1, 2005.

This modest  home on the banks of Rosemary's beloved Ohio River has been visited by thousands of fans from all over the world. The Henrys are so pleased that they have been able to contribute to preserving Rosemary's legacy, introduce many to the quaint little river-town she so adored, and preserve so much memorabilia that might otherwise have been lost.


1837 Disterilly Warehouse - Foster, KY

Rosemary Clooney House - Augusta, KY

The Henry Historic Trust


Newly established, The Henry Historic Trust was established to preserve and restore historic Kentucky landmarks for future generations.


The fund has been established and funded through the generosity of the Wanda & Virgil Henry estate.





To Make a Donation, Please Make Check Out To:


Future Fund Endowment

Memo: Henry Historic Trust


Send to:


Future Fund Endowment

1357 Bardstown Road

Louisville, KY 40204


Questions? Please Call: 502-384-5346

Watercolor by Heather French Henry