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Image 7 of R. L. Polk and Co.'s Lexington City Directory 1919

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INTRODUCTION v l I'? Lexington College of Music an institution for art, vocal and instrumental training. Housed in three beautiful buildings ` Ii andlthe center of musical culture for the entire Blue Grass l Region. _ Single telephone system, home ownership, with low rates and all long distance connections. at 1 l · Board of Commerce, Rotary Club and other organizations » active in civic development. Eight banks, with average monthly clearings to Sept 1 of $3,525,745 (last clearing house report). Deposits, $1;;,500,000, g . and resources $25,659,921.87 at close of business Dec. 31, 1918, Q an approximate gain of $1,500,000 in deposits and $4,000,000 fl in resources during 1918, a year of heavy withdrawals for war { purposes. First month in 1919 shows increase of 200 per cent j in bank clearings, a remarkable record. Oratorio Society: composed of several hundred singers of Lexington and the Blue Grass. together with 30-piece concert ' orchestra. I Associated Charities: a federation of social welfare agencies employing trained experts and supported by large individual sub- _ scriptions. 5 Lexington-center of the famous "Blue Grass Region of i Kentucky," metropolis of Central Kentucky and county seat of Fayette c0unty——is located on a broad plateau, in the greatest ; farming and pure·bred stock section in the United States. A . slight undulation furnishes natural drainage. The hub of a great system of railroads, interurbans and high- _ ways. Five trunk-line railroads, with 44 passenger trains daily; = tive interurban lines, tapping every section of Central Kentucky, and a network of fine highways make Lexington a trading center -··- 4’ for 500,000 people within a radius of 50 miles. .·\ mecca for thousands of tourists the year round. Located on the Dixie Highway, jackson Highway and National Midland . ‘ trail trans-continental routes, and the Boone VVay. Fayette county has more than 375 miles of asphalt and macadam roads. ` .»\ rapidly-growing tobacco manufacturing center. Natural , facilities for manufacturing. assembling and distributing are re- sponsible for the location of many industries of varied nature in . Lexington. . ` Greatest loose—leaf tobacco market and burley producing ` section in the world; I4 sales warehouses, with total capacity for _. handling 10,000,000 pounds per week. Sales for IQI8—IQ season, 5 $IS,OO0,000 or more. Center of the greatest horse breeding country in the world, · the most noted stock raising region in the country and the greatest producing center of saddle and fancy harness horses in the world. _ \ A ._

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