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Image 11 of Lexington (Kentucky) Directory 1921

Part of Lexington City Directories

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_ __ INTRODUCTION V shoes, hats, caps, gloves, groceries, milling products, oil, drugs, meats, feed, seeds, produce, ice, automobiles, agricultural imple- ments, baking products, lumber, cement, coal, hemp, tobacco, coffee, dairy products, candies, fruits, ice cream, harness, hides, mantels, plumbing supplies, monuments, tents and awnings. Automobile trade center; 50 automobile and accessory deal- ers, representing an annual income of more than $1,000,000. Finest fair grounds of any city of its size in the United States. The Blue Grass Fair, an annual event, attracts thousands of outside visitors. Noted as a convention city. Metropolitan hotel facilities and splendid geographical location make Lexington popular for national and state conventions. Has two hotels costing one and one-half million dollars each. Amusements: Opera house, booking best legitimate attrac- tions; Auditorium seating 2,500, where high class artist series are presented; vaudeville house, and three high class movie theatres with large seating capacity. Plans projected for $500,000 munic- ' ipal-auditorium building. ._ Numerous historical points are to be found in Lexington, including Ashland, the home of Henry Clay; the monument and tomb of Henry Clay; home of Mary Todd, wife of President Lin- Q . coln; scenes of LaFayette’s visit to Lexington, the room where ‘ jefferson Davis lived, a section of the first railroad track in the west on exhibition at the University of Kentucky, the oldest med- ical library in the world on display at Transylvania College (the oldest educational institution west of the Allegheney Mountains), and others. A city of beautiful homes, comprising stately Southern man- »- sions of ante-bellum days as well as the most costly modern struc-= tures. V i I l i ‘ I , J