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Image 6 of R. L. Polk and Co.'s Lexington City Directory 1919

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. . _ ·, ‘ ’A `C CI " [_`-"` ` . _ T E iv 1NTu0ouc’1‘10N i I ` Fire Equipment: Three triple combination motor engines, . one two-way combination motor engine, one gas-electric aerial >* truck, one motor car for chief, three horse-drawn combination »_ chemical, two h0rse—drawn hose and lineman’s wagons, 12,000 . feet of 2% inch hose. 1,100 feet of chemical hose, six stations, _ fifty men. V Parks and Playgrounds: Four parks for white, two for ‘ colored, three of which are equipped for playgrounds. Band con- 1 certs furnished by city during summer. Two athletic fields and ` a summer amusement park. with dance hall. amusement con- S cessions, boating and swimming facilities. » I Post Office Receipts for 1918; Postage, $2I2,580.49; War Savings Stamps, $521,357.19; \Var Revenue Stamps, $1,495.03; - Money Orders issued, $281,912.21; cashed, $403,356.77; Money _ ` Order receipts from sub-offices, $619,722.62. Head office and », · distributing center for 58 other post ofiices in Kentucky. Y I 1 Temperature: Ideal climate. U S VVeather Bureau report: i_ Annual normal temperature, 55 degrees. Monthly normals—— I . ‘ Ian., 33i Feb., 36; Mar. 43; Apr-. 54; May. 64: Juris. 73; July. 77; Aug., 75; Sept., 68; Oct.. 56; Nov., 45; Dec., 36 degrees. .- ‘ Precipitation: Well distributed. U S \\;`eather Bureau re- * . port: Annual normal precipitation, 42.08 inches. Monthly nor- i mals——]an., 3.83; Feb., 3.23; Mar., 4.72; Apr., 3.34; May, 3.52; 5. june, 3.99; july, 4.44; Aug., 3.57; Sept., 2.42; Oct., 2.22; Nov., . 3.48; Dec., 3.32 inches. l Fifty—five miles of improved streets, 27 of which are paved; 5 j _ wide streets, paved with wood blocks in business section and T I asphalt in residential districts; extensive modern whiteway light- T_ ` ; 1 ing system; three re-enforced concrete viaducts. total length 2,710 E feet; 58.6 miles of sanitary and storm sewers, and a $211,000 _ at 1 sewage disposal plant. i Water System: Investment of $1,500,000; four large reser- , __ `· voirs, covering 410 acres, with capacity of one and one-third bil- 3. _,j _ lion (I,340,000,000) gallons per day. Pure water, gravity filtered ‘, 7 and chlorinated; average hardness 6.5 grains per gallon. · ° Eighty—seven miles of water mains and 661 fire hydrants. _, Total pumping capacity of water plant, l.3,000.000 gallons per t ’ . day; average consumption, 3,200,000 gallons per day; 50 cents [ . minimum monthly rate (lowest in United States fixtures not con- _; _ sidered); 4207,, of all consumers pay minimum bill. - . - Two daily newspapers both Associated Press subscribers ` 5 _~ with private wires and circulating throughout Kentucky. Both ;_ I newspapers occupy new, fully equipped, fire—pr0of buildings. Y iZ_ Y M C A costing with equipment $150,000. Complete Y _"_ general and physical departments and 55 bedrooms. ? n , Y W C A centrally located with all departments and `_ cafeteria. Additional buildings under construction.