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Fayette County courthouse, 1949

Posted on May 25, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Fayette County Courthouse in early June 1949. Yesterday Lexington city officials announced several businesses that may lease space in the renovated courthouse when it reopens in the Spring of 2018. This photo was unpublished but was probably taken to help illustrate the city's vote on an ordinance to lift the ban on parking on Main Street between the hours of 4:30pm and 6pm. The board of city commissioners voted four to one on June 2 to restore the parking after most of the businesses on Main Street signed a petition presented by the Chamber of Commerce in support of lifting the ban. After a 60-day trial the merchants claimed the parking ban was hurting their businesses. The purpose of the parking ban experiment had been to relieve traffic congestion during rush hour and had been supported by the Blue Grass Automobile Club and the Lexington police department. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

The Fayette County Courthouse in early June 1949. On Tusday, Lexington city officials announced several businesses that might lease space in the renovated courthouse when it reopens in the spring 2018. This photo was unpublished but was probably taken to help illustrate the city’s vote on an ordinance to lift the ban on parking on Main Street between the hours of 4:30 and 6 p.m. City commissioners voted four to one on June 2, 1949, to restore the parking after most of the businesses on Main Street signed a petition presented by the Chamber of Commerce in support of lifting the ban. After a 60-day trial, the merchants claimed the parking ban was hurting their businesses. The purpose of the ban had been to relieve traffic congestion during rush hour and had been supported by the Blue Grass Automobile Club and the Lexington Police Department. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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