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Capital Plaza Hotel construction, 1983

Posted on February 29, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Construction continued on the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort on May 11, 1983. The 189-room hotel opened on Dec. 30, 1983, and became one of the first places in Central Kentucky to serve alcohol on Sunday. The $13 million hotel was built by a company headed by Lexington developer Wallace Wilkinson, who was elected Kentucky's governor in 1987. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

Construction continued on the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort on May 11, 1983. The 11-story, 189-room hotel, part of the complex that includes the Frankfort Convention Center, opened Dec. 30, 1983, and became one of the first places in Central Kentucky to serve alcohol on Sunday. The $13 million hotel was built by a company headed by Lexington developer Wallace Wilkinson, who was elected Kentucky’s governor in 1987. What is now called Wilkinson Boulevard, named for Gen. James Wilkinson, the founder of Frankfort, is at left. At right is the Capital Plaza Office Tower, the workplace of hundreds of state employees.  Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff 

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