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Image 3 of R. L. Polk and Co.'s Lexington City Directory 1914-1915

Part of Lexington City Directories

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. r i i` I 6 1NTRODUcTORY. LEXINGTON has a large number of choice retail i houses. The city is the retail market of Central Kentucky. i . i LEXINGTON is tl1e wholesale distributing point for a . C , large southern and eastern territory. Among the commodities . - distributed may be mentioned, groceries, meats, hay, grain, feed, lumber, china ware, drugs, dry goods, notions, hardware, V _ · ·¢ implements, cigars, tobacco and woodenware. It has splendid ' i flouring mills. V LEXINGTON is the greatest loose leaf tobacco market in Abi), the world, which is the growth of five years’ time. During the Alph season of 1912-13, 41,000,000 pounds were disposed of at an Bam average of $13,23 per one hundred pounds. The payrolls of gink . . . ar - ‘ this market total more than $15,000 per week during the mar- Cem, Af ket season. The facilities of the market were doubled last Chur _ year by the investment of nearly half a million dollars of Chin ‘ new capital in new plants. The capacity of the market is cglw 5 O more than one hundred million pounds of loose leaf annually. Cla; ; LEXINGTON being one of the oldest cities in the Fire ’ country has many historical associations and points of interest Flfe · · . . Fiscx . which appeal to the tourist. .HOSi I LEXINGTON boasts of two line colleges for women. Lil>r= ’ Sayre and Hamilton. Hamilton College is the women’s col- lxilhl Y C lege of Transylvania University and has a large attendance. N5; » i The Sayre College charter was written in 1854, and the PreS· PML ‘ ident of Vassar College said it was the first institution in Poli· Christendom chartered for the education of women. Mathew P<>Sf i- ‘ Vassar said it was from this charter that he obtained the idea '· . I _ of chartering Vassar College. · Run Z. The publishers desire to express their appreciation Ol Schf _- the liberal support which has been given them and to pr0miS€ Y that every effort will be made to make each issue of the Stat directory a credit alike to both publishers and patrons. Sm; ; _ R. L. PoL1< & co., If; · $5 N. High St., Columbus, O. Publishe1'5· Uni Q' . i··_,¥· ~¤·.··-»- ,..,.. , . .` l . _ ·~ ‘ Je;

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