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7 > Image 7 of R. L. Polk and Co.'s Lexington City Directory 1919

Part of Lexington City Directories

INTRODUCTION v l I'? Lexington College of Music an institution for art, vocal and instrumental training. Housed in three beautiful buildings ` Ii andlthe center of musical culture for the entire Blue Grass l Region. _ Single telephone system, home ownership, with low rates and all long distance connections. at 1 l Board of Commerce, Rotary Club and other organizations active in civic development. Eight banks, with average monthly clearings to Sept 1 of $3,525,745 (last clearing house report). Deposits, $1;;,500,000, g . and resources $25,659,921.87 at close of business Dec. 31, 1918, Q an approximate gain of $1,500,000 in deposits and $4,000,000 fl in resources during 1918, a year of heavy withdrawals for war { purposes. First month in 1919 shows increase of 200 per cent j in bank clearings, a remarkable record. Oratorio Society: composed of several hundred singers of Lexington and the Blue Grass. together with 30-piece concert ' orchestra. I Associated Charities: a federation of social welfare agencies employing trained experts and supported by large individual sub- _ scriptions. 5 Lexington-center of the famous "Blue Grass Region of i Kentucky," metropolis of Central Kentucky and county seat of Fayette c0untyis located on a broad plateau, in the greatest ; farming and purebred stock section in the United States. A . slight undulation furnishes natural drainage. The hub of a great system of railroads, interurbans and high- _ ways. Five trunk-line railroads, with 44 passenger trains daily; = tive interurban lines, tapping every section of Central Kentucky, and a network of fine highways make Lexington a trading center -- 4 for 500,000 people within a radius of 50 miles. .\ mecca for thousands of tourists the year round. Located on the Dixie Highway, jackson Highway and National Midland . trail trans-continental routes, and the Boone VVay. Fayette county has more than 375 miles of asphalt and macadam roads. ` .\ rapidly-growing tobacco manufacturing center. Natural , facilities for manufacturing. assembling and distributing are re- sponsible for the location of many industries of varied nature in . Lexington. . ` Greatest looseleaf tobacco market and burley producing ` section in the world; I4 sales warehouses, with total capacity for _. handling 10,000,000 pounds per week. Sales for IQI8IQ season, 5 $IS,OO0,000 or more. Center of the greatest horse breeding country in the world, the most noted stock raising region in the country and the greatest producing center of saddle and fancy harness horses in the world. _ \ A ._