Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, KY

Richard Allen House

The history of our property is closely linked to the history of Lexington. The grounds were once part of the Richard Allen estate. Mr. Allen moved to Lexington in search of religious freedom. The Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory notes that "Richard Allen is important because he began a non-denominational church at a time and in an area when and where most Christians worshiped within a body of strict rules and specific creeds. Allen's notion that any Christian should be free to express an interpretation was unheard of and not tolerated." Richard Allen's historic house still stands on the property. It is used for religious exploration classes, and meetings, and houses UUCL's library.  It is wheelchair accessible.