TONIGHT: BGT deTour of St. Paul A.M.E. Church

Lexington’s St. Paul AME Church. Photos by M. Sloan, arr. by W. Rhorer.

This month’s Blue Grass Trust deTours program is tonight, Wednesday, February 4! It will feature one of two Lexington landmarks as designated by the city: St. Paul AME Church at 251 North Upper Street.

St. Paul AME moved to this location in 1820, when they began renting a stable on the site. In 1827, the congregation purchased the stable and surrounding lot for $280. Significant updates to the lot and building occurred in 1850, 1877, 1906, and 1986. It is believed that asection of the original stable is thought to be in the basement. And the church was also a stop on the Underground Railroad!

The event is free and open to the public. deTourians begin gathering at 5:30 pm, and the tour starts at 5:45 pm. A social AfterHour will follow at the Atomic Cafe, 265 North Limestone.

Parking is available along Third Street or in the parking lot at the corner of Upper and Mechanic Streets. On Facebook? Let your friends know you’ll be at the deTour and encourage them to come, too! Just click through on the event below and say “I’m Going!”

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