163 West Short Street (Lexington, KY) #TBT

163 W. Short St., Lexington, Ky. (Photo: NRHP)
163 W. Short St., Lexington, Ky.
Photo: NRHP

Though its vault now contains beer and ice cream sandwiches, 163 West Short once housed a series of banks (the downtown branch of Traditional Bank still occupies part of the ground floor).

It is worth noting that the National Register application shows two photos of this building, both dated 1983. One can easily see that one of these photos is incorrectly dated as the signs indicate two different banks on the first floor.

The photo at right of Central Bank & Trust is likely incorrect as the Kincaid Towers opened in 1979.

Do you remember banking here or working here or doing other business in this building? Who else occupied it over the years?

And what are the true dates of these photos?

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