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7 > Image 7 of Lexington (Kentucky) Directory 1921

Part of Lexington City Directories

+ ** , , 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 twoway combination motor engine, one gaselectrical_ aerial ,_ ,1} truck, one motor car for chief, three horsedrawn combination , Y._ll chemical, two horsedrawn hose and linemans 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*?'*~...,__ .