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The Inquisitive Walker’s Guide toLexington’sDowntown Architecture – or LexArchTour –offers anarchitecturaltour of Lexington’s traditional business district, theplace wherethe city’s first two-and-one-half centuries are bestrepresented incommercial and public buildings.

The tour features selected buildings that are described intext,audio narrative, and photographs. Building descriptionsincludedate of construction, architect or builder, style, andpurpose oruse. Photographs record and interpret building designdetail andgeneral context. The guide also provides detailedinformation oneach structure, its surroundings, how the structurehas been used,and, where appropriate, commentary on the building’slargercontext.

Accompanying maps will assist you in locating streets,buildings,and viewpoints. A short Bibliography is included forthoseinterested in our references and further reading. The mobileappalso includes a short Glossary, which lists selected terms usedbybrick and stone masons and other craftspeople inspecifyingstructural components.

Version 1 of the Inquisitive Walker’s Guide features covers13downtown buildings. It begins at the Old Courthouse,travelsnortheast to the Warfield and McClelland buildings at thecorner ofUpper and Short streets, turns west to cross Short StreetuntilMill Street and then moves south to traverse the CheapsidePlazabuildings from the Cheapside Bar to the Lexington CityBankbuilding at West Main Street. In full compass these 13buildingsrepresent a rich array of architectural styles.

Plans for Version 2 include an expansion of the tour’s scope –tomore than 30 downtown buildings – as well as the inclusionofarchival photographs of buildings to show change over time.

In addition to identification, this guide seeks to enhance thewaywe see things. It is about translating common, everydaylandscapesso that we may glean from them some appreciation of thelives andtalents of the people who designed, built, and occupiedthem.

For more than two centuries, downtown commerce has been conductedinstructures designed by talented architects and erected byskilledcraftspeople. As long as these structures stand, they willcontinueto “tell a story” of past and present times andpeople.

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The Inquisitive Walker’s Guide toLexington’sDowntown Architecture – or LexArchTour –offers anarchitecturaltour of Lexington’s traditional business district, theplace wherethe city’s first two-and-one-half centuries are bestrepresented incommercial and public buildings.The tour features selected buildings that are described intext,audio narrative, and photographs. Building descriptionsincludedate of construction, architect or builder, style, andpurpose oruse. Photographs record and interpret building designdetail andgeneral context. The guide also provides detailedinformation oneach structure, its surroundings, how the structurehas been used,and, where appropriate, commentary on the building’slargercontext.Accompanying maps will assist you in locating streets,buildings,and viewpoints. A short Bibliography is included forthoseinterested in our references and further reading. The mobileappalso includes a short Glossary, which lists selected terms usedbybrick and stone masons and other craftspeople inspecifyingstructural components.Version 1 of the Inquisitive Walker’s Guide features covers13downtown buildings. It begins at the Old Courthouse,travelsnortheast to the Warfield and McClelland buildings at thecorner ofUpper and Short streets, turns west to cross Short StreetuntilMill Street and then moves south to traverse the CheapsidePlazabuildings from the Cheapside Bar to the Lexington CityBankbuilding at West Main Street. In full compass these 13buildingsrepresent a rich array of architectural styles.Plans for Version 2 include an expansion of the tour’s scope –tomore than 30 downtown buildings – as well as the inclusionofarchival photographs of buildings to show change over time.In addition to identification, this guide seeks to enhance thewaywe see things. It is about translating common, everydaylandscapesso that we may glean from them some appreciation of thelives andtalents of the people who designed, built, and occupiedthem.For more than two centuries, downtown commerce has been conductedinstructures designed by talented architects and erected byskilledcraftspeople. As long as these structures stand, they willcontinueto “tell a story” of past and present times andpeople.
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