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Image 8 of Lexington (Kentucky) Directory 1921

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6: ~] ii \\ · 4 Il ij, ` F? `l I . · I i T gil INTRODUCTION. z i’ L R. L. Polk & C0., the ublishers of the Lexin ton K ., cit _ _ P _§ . Y Y ._ ; directory, herewith present to the patrons of the city the eleventh $ zi edition of that publication. T- 1=Acrs Aaour LEXINGTON S PREPARED BY C F. DUNN Secretarry-Ma¢za.ger Board of Commerce Population, 41,534. '. .,v Altitude, 954 feet. ; Thirty—four churches. ~ =1. J ? ' 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 jr i . y . . . courses, gymnasium, swimming pool and other educational and development facilities. `iiiif Two fine hos itals also tuberculosis sanitorium and Eastern ifiil State Hospital fof) Insane o Commission form of overnment, with five de artments, Jo. _ P 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,- ss · , . . . . . 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 ~ r ———-—¤».-·.-‘...._____ , , _ f