INTRODUCTORY.
R. L. Polk & C0., the publishers of the city directory of
Lexington, Ky., herewith present to its friends and patrons
the IQI4 edition of that work.
It is the result of an exceptionally careful canvass of
every residence and place of business in the city by a staff of
trained assistants and the publishers believe that the book
cannot fail to satisfy the most critical.
FACTS ABOUT LEXINGTON.
LEXINGTON’S population is approximately 40,000.
LEXINGTON is the center of the Blue Grass section of
Kentucky.
LEXINGTON is in the midst of a great street con-
struction period which is annually adding miles of paved
1 streets to the total for the city.
LEXINGTON is less thantwo _hundred miles from the
center of population ofthe United States. Within a radius of
fifty miles of Lexington, there is a population of more than
500,000 people.
LEXINGTON has live steam railroads and is connected ·
with five Blue Grasscounty seats by electric interurban rail-
.ways.
LEXINGTON is known as the Athens of the South
because of the large number and excellent character of her
‘ educational institutions. Kentucky State University and
Transylvania University, the oldest university west of the
Allegheny Mountains, are both located at Lexington.
LEXINGTON has a splendid public school system and
many fine churches with almost every denomination repre-
sented.
LEXINGTON is headquarters of fifty of the greatest
horse breeding farms in the world. The plant of ]ames B
Haggin alone, comprises more than 11,000 acres of land.
LEXINGTON is the county seat of Fayette County
which has more than 350 miles of macadamized roads within
its boundaries. The Blue Grass region is the favorite summer
home of automobile tourists.
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