By the late 1930s, Lexington was already becoming a car dominated city. Cheapside was a parking lot – no sign of Breckenridge. Photoshopped out? Were they embarrassed of their Confederate associations? No – there’s Morgan over there. OK
Where is the transit? Where are the people?
Let’s see: no transit, lots of cars, but no people. Kinda like the downtown we have today, 75 years later. See, you get what you plan for. We planned for cars. Want proof? How much nicer of an area would we have today around the courthouse if the buildings on Short Street – above the cars on the left – were still there? Instead: parking lot. But we did get Cheapside back, so maybe we’re getting there.
Do love the sun shades on the windows of the courthouse.