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Joyland fire, 1965

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Fire destroyed the Joyland Casino and other buildings at what had been Joyland Park on Lexington's north side in June of 1965. The park closed in 1964 and the casino was not rebuilt. Joyland Casino was not a place for gambling, which was illegal, but a gathering place for social events and dances. Mary Todd Elementary School and Joyland Bowling alley were built on the site of the park. Published in the Lexington Leader June 21, 1965 in Lexington. Photo by John C. Wyatt

Fire destroyed the Joyland Casino and other buildings at what had been Joyland Park on Lexington’s north side in June 1965. The park had closed in 1964, and the casino was not rebuilt. Joyland Casino was not a place for gambling, which was illegal, but a gathering place for social events and dances. Mary Todd Elementary School and Joyland Bowling alley were built on the site of the park. Published in the Lexington Leader on June 21, 1965. Photo by John C. Wyatt | Staff

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