Move of Peoples Bank building suspended

Fate of Lexington’s Peoples Bank building uncertain after move suspended by Beth Musgrave, 9.14.16, The effort to move and save a mid-20th-century bank building on South Broadway in Lexington has been suspended after a dispute with the moving contractor and a missed moving deadline, leaving the future of the project in doubt. Laurel Catto […]

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East End Historic Preservation Reception This Saturday

East End neighborhood to be honored Sunday at free Lyric Theatre event Staff Report, 6.20.16, Lexington’s East End neighborhood will celebrate its history by honoring its oldest houses and its oldest residents at a historic preservation reception at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theatre. The Martin Luther King and William Wells Brown neighborhood […]

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Council to Decide on Funds to Move Historic Bank

Lexington council questions additional $150,000 to move bank by Beth Musgrave, 05.10.16, After nearly an hour of discussion during a work session Tuesday, the Lexington Urban County Council gave initial approval for an additional $150,000 to move and save a mid-20th Century bank on South Broadway. The council will not take a final vote […]

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Exterior Construction on Old Courthouse Will Start this Summer

Work on exterior of Fayette courthouse to begin in early summer by Beth Musgrave, 03.01.16, Work on the exterior of the former Fayette County Courthouse will hopefully begin in June and renovations on the interior may start as early as August, city officials said Tuesday. Construction on the exterior can not begin until Lexington […]

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Davis Bottom Documentary Will Air at the Kentucky Theatre on Monday

Documentary on Davis Bottom community will be shown Monday at Kentucky Theatre by Beth Musgrave, 10.18.15, Davis Bottom is almost in the shadow of Rupp Arena, Lexington’s most recognized landmark. But the history of the working-class neighborhood whose houses were razed to make way for the extension of Newtown Pike will never be lost, […]

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Architect for Old Courthouse Renovation Will Be Selected Soon

Architect likely to be selected soon on old Lexington courthouse renovation by Beth Musgrave, 8.18.15, Lexington officials expect to name an architectural and engineering firm soon for the city’s $30 million overhaul of the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street downtown. During an update at a Tuesday Urban County Council work session, Jenifer […]

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Pieces Fall Into Place to Save Peoples Bank Building

Lessons from saving Peoples Bank Editorial, 7.28.15, Thanks to the hard work, vision and generosity of many, the pieces of the puzzle have just about fallen into place to save and reopen the Peoples Bank building. Monday the Civic Center Board announced it had agreed to let the Warwick Foundation move the 1960s jewel […]

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City Working to Stabilize Former Bellini’s Building

Lexington code enforcement takes action to stabilize former Bellini’s building by Cheryl Truman, 2.5.15, Lexington’s code enforcement department has taken emergency action to stabilize 115 West Main Street, an Italianate building that housed the now-closed Bellini’s restaurant. The city spent $2,900 this week to board up broken windows that were a hazard to passersby, […]

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IMAX Theater Developers Hear Concerns from Historic Reivew Board

Architectural review board questions developers of IMAX theater proposed for downtown Lexington by Beth Musgrave, 2.26.14, Developers working to build an IMAX theater in downtown Lexington said they will likely push forward with their plans despite hearing multiple concerns Wednesday from a city board that oversees historic properties. Dallas-based Look Cinemas came before the […]

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BC Wood Rehabilitates Historic Building for New Offices

Tom Eblen: Lexington’s BC Wood Properties moves headquarters from shopping center to three-story 1910 building by Tom Eblen, 02.23.14, A couple of years ago, Brian Wood, the founder and CEO of BC Wood Properties, took the company’s president, King Offutt, down West Fourth Street to show him where Transylvania University, his alma mater, was […]

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