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Lexington Municipal Building, 1962

Posted on June 23, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Workmen began tearing the portico off Lexington's Municipal Building on Walnut Street in early June 1962, in preparation to begin construction of a three-story addition to the building. The cost was expected to be $567,000 and would bring the city  building within three feet of the Walnut Street sidewalk. This structure was built in 1928 as Lexington's City Hall, and was envisioned to be the first piece of a municipal complex that would have been established along Barr Street. The building continued to be Lexington's Municipal Building until the fall of 1983 when city government moved into the Ashland Oil, Inc. building on Main Street. That building has previously housed the Lafayette Hotel and later the Central Kentucky Insurance Company and continues to be the headquarters for Lexington's Urban County Government. Currently, the construction of a new government headquarters is being studied. Published in the Lexington Leader June 8, 1962. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Workmen began tearing the portico off Lexington’s Municipal Building on Walnut Street in early June 1962 in preparation for construction of a three-story addition to the building. The cost was expected to be $567,000 and would bring the city building within three feet of the Walnut Street sidewalk. This structure was built in 1928 as Lexington’s City Hall and was envisioned to be the first piece of a municipal complex that would have been established along Barr Street. The building continued to be Lexington’s municipal building until fall 1983, when city government moved into the Ashland Oil Inc. building on Main Street. That building had previously housed the Lafayette Hotel and later the Kentucky Central Insurance Co., and it continues to be the home of Lexington’s Urban County Government. Currently, the construction of a new government headquarters is being studied. Published in the Lexington Leader on June 8, 1962. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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