Cox Building Visitors Center

2 East Third Street
Maysville, Kentucky 41056

Rich in history and beauty, the Cox Building is always a wow factor for its many visitors. Designed by Cincinnati architect W. R. Brown, of Crapsey & Brown, and built-in 1886 by William H. Cox (who later became Lt. Governor of KY)and his brother George L. Cox. The building was originally designed to accommodate three large storefronts on the ground floor, with upscale office spaces on the second floor.

The upper three stories were designed for the Masonic Temple, specifically the York Rite “Knights Templar.”

Today this beautiful building has been restored to its original grandeur and is now home to the MaysvilleMason County Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as the Ohio River Valley Artists Guild, the Downing Academy, the Main Street office, MCTC Culinary School, Masonic Lodge No. 52, and one of Maysville’s grandest banquet facilities. Tours are available


Paxton House
2028 Old Main Street
Maysville, Kentucky 41056