The life on Lexington’s downtown streets had already started to dry up – where are the people in this pic? On the right is the Ben Snyder block – that was demolished to make way for justice buildings and….a park. Damn we have a lot of parks in downtown. I’m a landscape architect, but it sure seems that we need more buildings and less parks.
Look at all the signs. They were “offensive.” We wrote laws to get rid of them. Look what we got today.
Two way streets back then.
Does the sign on the left say: “Fast” “Fast” “Hoot” ? Who can fill us in on that?
here’s the back
Yeah – not much to say. Power lines everywhere, ratty looking buildings, no people, shadeless street, an explosion of signs. If this was the image of downtown that our old white guys had, no wonder they tore most of it down. Lee Caskey didnt help our town.