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- '
._ 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),
A city of beautiful homes, comprising stately Southern man- »-
sions of ante-bellum days as well as the most costly modern struc-=