HARRODSBURG - The Warwick Foundation held its inaugural event Saturday afternoon by celebrating its founder and owner of the land, Clay Lancaster, who died in 2000.
The mission of the Warwick Foundation is to perpetuate and promote the Lancaster legacy through education, preservation, and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding. Lancaster's hopes were for the compound to be used for the study of architecture and architectural history.
He wrote prolifically and studied in the same manner the architecture of the United States, including Kentucky, ancient styles and Far Eastern architecture and its influence on western styles.
His wide interest in the art and architecture of the Far East is evident in the Tea Pavilion which Lancaster designed and which sits near Warwick, the house that was built around 1812 by Moses Jones. Lancaster returned to his native Kentucky in late 1978 and began restoring the old brick home.