Lexington has dozens of well-restored landmarks, but so many more are lost forever. The famous Phoenix Hotel, long a stop for weary travelers and politicians alike, has risen from its own ashes numerous times over the past centuries. The works of renowned architect John McMurtry were once numerous around town, but some of the finest examples are gone. The Centrepointe block has been made and unmade so many times that its original tenants are unknown to natives now. Join local blogger, attorney and preservationist Peter Brackney as he explores the intriguing back stories of these hidden Bluegrass treasures.
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One of “10 Kentucky books you might have missed this year … that you shouldn’t let pass by.”Smiley Pete Publishing
Fascinating stories of people and places fill book on ‘Lost Lexington’ … but what makes it most interesting is Brackney’s thorough research into those places and the remarkable places associated with them.Tom Eblen, Lexington Herald-Leader