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Downtown Lexington, 1972

Posted on August 2, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Aerial picture of downtown Lexington, Aug. 27, 1972. Running right to left across the middle of the picture is West Vince Street. The block just above West Vine Street in the middles of the picture is what is now the Lexington Financial Center, locally known as Fifth Third or the "Big Blue Building." Across Main Street in the middle is the The Fayette County Courthouse. Herald-Leader archive photo

Aerial picture of downtown Lexington on Aug. 27, 1972. Running horizontally is West Vine Street. Just above the center of the photo is the Fayette County Courthouse, which is now empty. The left side of the block across from the courthouse is where the Lexington Financial Center is now. The towering building is known locally as Fifth Third or the “Big Blue Building. Across North Upper Street from the courthouse is the First National Building, which is being renovated for a planned 21c hotel. The block below that building is the site of the stalled CentrePointe project. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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