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Image 2 of R. L. Polk and Co.'s Lexington City Directory 1914-1915

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INTRODUCTORY. R. L. Polk & C0., the publishers of the city directory of Lexington, Ky., herewith present to its friends and patrons the IQI4 edition of that work. It is the result of an exceptionally careful canvass of every residence and place of business in the city by a staff of trained assistants and the publishers believe that the book cannot fail to satisfy the most critical. FACTS ABOUT LEXINGTON. LEXINGTON’S population is approximately 40,000. LEXINGTON is the center of the Blue Grass section of Kentucky. LEXINGTON is in the midst of a great street con- struction period which is annually adding miles of paved 1 streets to the total for the city. LEXINGTON is less thantwo _hundred miles from the center of population ofthe United States. Within a radius of fifty miles of Lexington, there is a population of more than 500,000 people. LEXINGTON has live steam railroads and is connected · with five Blue Grasscounty seats by electric interurban rail- .ways. LEXINGTON is known as the Athens of the South because of the large number and excellent character of her ‘ educational institutions. Kentucky State University and Transylvania University, the oldest university west of the Allegheny Mountains, are both located at Lexington. LEXINGTON has a splendid public school system and many fine churches with almost every denomination repre- sented. LEXINGTON is headquarters of fifty of the greatest horse breeding farms in the world. The plant of ]ames B Haggin alone, comprises more than 11,000 acres of land. LEXINGTON is the county seat of Fayette County which has more than 350 miles of macadamized roads within its boundaries. The Blue Grass region is the favorite summer home of automobile tourists. (5)