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T- 1=Acrs Aaour LEXINGTON
S PREPARED BY C F. DUNN
Secretarry-Ma¢za.ger Board of Commerce
'. .,v Altitude, 954 feet.
; Thirty—four churches. ~
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H ’_ Three high school (two white and one colored), I3 public
`, schools and 2 parochial.
Ten colleges, including University of Kentucky, Transyl- '
· vania, Hamilton and Sayre Colleges. Annual enrollment of 3,000
· students from Kentucky and elsewhere.
i Model communit school, with outdoor classes, vocational
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courses, gymnasium, swimming pool and other educational and
`iiiif Two fine hos itals also tuberculosis sanitorium and Eastern
ifiil State Hospital fof) Insane o
Commission form of overnment, with five de artments,
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W] over which the Mayor exercises general supervisory control.
Handsome public library building. Free circulation of
isi? 69,998 books during 1920.
i Electric light and power, cheap coal and natural gas, piped
*,3 , from the Eastern Kentucky fields, for all purposes. Light and
yi? · power furnished to surrounding communities.
tif"! Five modern fireproof office buildings, from eight to fifteen
"'itl stories. Daily observations made by the U. S. \\/eather Bureau
from highest building.
6 Assessed valuation: Realty, $24,477,801; Personal, $7,963,-
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v L, Fire Equipment: Three triple combination motor engines, W
one two-way combination motor engine, one gas-electrical Serial
truck, one motor car for chief, three horse—drawn combination
iii chemical, two horse—drawn hose and lineman’s wagons, 12,000
feet of 2-% inch hose, 1,100 feet of chemical hose, six stations,
~ eighty—two men. `
A Parks and playgrounds: Four parks for white and two for
‘».~,,€ colored, three of which are equipped for playgrounds. Band con-
,i;‘}' certs furnished by city during summer. Three athletic fields and
a summer amusement park with dance hall, amusement conces-
"f°.» sions, boating and swimming facilities.
Post Office receipts for 1920: International and Domestic
Money Orders issued, $489,531.48; Surplus Money Order funds
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