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Aerial view of Gratz Park, 1951

Posted on January 12, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by
Aerial view of area of downtown Lexington around Gratz Park, center, in February 1951. Old Morrison on Transylvania's campus is seen, bottom center. The Lexington Leader published the photo to illustrate a story about a proposed "downtown distributor" street that was being advocated in a major street plan to be presented to the city-county planning and zoning commission. This part of the route was to start at Limestone, on the left, and would've gone just beyond Broadway. It was to bisect historic Gratz Park. Residents of the park were expected to present their objections to the new street at a meeting of the zoning commission Thursday March 1. The "distributor " was proposed to facilitate movement of traffic to the downtown area from residential sections of Lexington. The proposed route was to run from Forest Avenue to Georgetown Street.   Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Aerial view of area of downtown Lexington around Gratz Park, center, in February 1951. Old Morrison on Transylvania’s campus is at bottom center. The Lexington Leader published the photo to illustrate a story about a proposed “downtown distributor” street that was being advocated in a major street plan to be presented to the city-county planning and zoning commission. This part of the route was to start at Limestone, on the left, and would’ve gone just beyond Broadway. It was to bisect historic Gratz Park. Residents of the park were expected to present their objections to the new street at a meeting of the zoning commission on March 1. The “distributor ” was proposed to facilitate movement of traffic to the downtown area from residential sections of Lexington. The proposed route was to run from Forest Avenue to Georgetown Street. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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