Benjamin Darst's son, Samuel, built this house as his residence. Samuel joined with John Jordan to form the firm Jordan and Darst and together they undertook most of the major building commissions of the 1820s, supplying Lexington with its first neoclassical structures. Beaumont is particularly impressive with its gable-pedimented facade, an enormous two-story barrel-vaulted porch with coupled Doric columns, tripartite windows, and molded brick cornices. Fauber added a spiral staircase to the front hall in the 1964 restoration.
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