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Image 7 of Lexington (Kentucky) Directory 1921

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+ *’‘* , , it . Ti- {CY, E ` l »- ·$._;H · { if Nv ‘ f Y l. ilk INTRODUCTION. , ·‘ 4}- ~ V I R. L. Polk & Co., the publishers of the Lexington, Ky., city [_ 1 directory, herewith present to the patrons of the city the eleventh j .y{·g· edition of that publication. I F FACTS ABOUT LEXINGTON PREPARED BY C. F. DUNN, Secretary-Manager Board of Commerce Population, 41,534. l [ —· Altitude 954 feet. a_ " ’ » It I `*__ _ _ Thirty-four churches. ~ L gk I Three high school (two white and one colored), I3 public ii `. schools and 2 parochial. ii Ten colleges, including University of Kentucky, Transyl- ` · · vania, Hamilton and Sayre Colleges. Annual enrollment of 3,000 J, · students from Kentucky and elsewhere. }_ if A Model community school, with outdoor classes, vocational courses, gymnasium, swimming pool and other educational and 1, development facilities. ;¤ Two fine hospitals, also tuberculosis sanitorium and Eastern gl State Hospital for Insane. ‘ { *`·i{,_ Commission form of government, with five departments, Q over which the Mayor exercises general supervisory control. . Handsome public library building. Free circulation of ,li,` 69,998 books during 1920. gpl Electric light and power, cheap coal and natural gas, piped · wil, from the Eastern Kentucky fields, for all purposes. Light and ff power furnished to surrounding communities. `i ‘,l,“'i Five modern nreproof office buildings, from eight to fifteen stories. Daily observations made by the U. S. Weather Bureau . __y from highest building. ` ii li : · . 4 __ jt,4 Assessed valuation: Realty, $24,477,801 , Personal, $7,963,- ·_;= ,.:24 . · ' Fire Equipment; Three triple combination motor engines, ‘ "i one two—way combination motor engine, one gas—electrical_ aerial ,_ ,1} truck, one motor car for chief, three horse—drawn combination ,· Y._ll chemical, two horse—drawn hose and line·man’s wagons, IQ,OOO A- feet of 2% inch hose, 1,100 feet of chemical hose, six stations, 4 l eighty-two men. ` .f_ ll i Parks and playgrounds: Four parks for white and two for ' colored, three of which are equipped for playgrounds. Band con- ' ~ ii certs furnished b cit durin summer. Three athletic fields and { i y y e_ I 'l_·Q.l a summer amusement park with dance hall, amusement conces- .5 !` sions, boating and swimming facilities. r Post Office receipts for 1920: International and Domestic ·` Money Orders issued, $489,531.48; Surplus Money Order funds ‘ 1t.* · ’~ ° il. _ ,3*; 2 ` /{ \ · _ ' I Ft;-'-'-`·"°;°T*?'*•~...,__ .