Lexington has dozens of well-restored landmarks, but unfortunately so many more are lost forever.
The famous Phoenix Hotel, a longtime stop for weary travelers and politicians alike, has risen from its own ashes numerous times over the past centuries. The works of renowned architect John McMurtry were once numerous around town, but some of the finest examples are gone. The Centrepointe block has been made and unmade so many times that its original tenants are unknown to natives now. Join local blogger, attorney and preservationist Peter Brackney as he explores the intriguing back stories of these hidden Bluegrass treasures.
About the Author
Peter Brackney is an attorney in Lexington and maintains a blog called Kaintuckeean. His work has been featured in publications in Lexington, and appears regularly in the Jessamine Journal. Brackney serves on the boards of the Lexington History Museum and the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. He received his BS and JD from the University of Kentucky.