Thursday, February 28, 2008

I love downtown Lexington!

It says in the title of this blog that of the things I write about is about is good places to visit in Kentucky. One very good place is downtown Lexington. This city has lost a whole lot of beautiful old buildings in the 30+ years that I've been connected with Lexington, but there are still a few left.

Preserve Lexington is a great site about a small area of downtown Lexington that is well-preserved and historically significant, but that is in grave danger of being razed. It's flabbergasting to me that the Fayette-Urban County government might allow this destruction to happen, but the rumor is that developers want to level this entire block and replace it with a huge luxury hotel. I'm not inherently opposed to the idea of a luxury hotel or new buildings per se, but I say put them on the sites that have already been destroyed, and keep what little of Lexington's history we have left.

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