1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (859) 233-0512
Fax: (859) 231-9285
1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, US, 40511
- Phone: (859) 233-0512
- Fax: (859) 231-9285
What was originally the Dixie Cup Plant has now become an unusual yet ordinary tourist attraction. This water tower was built in the shape of a Dixie Cup when this company had its office in the city. However, even after it got incorporated into the Georgia-Pacific Corporation, the water tower has remained. Authorities have refused to demolish it as it is known to be used by the city's airport as a reference point.
Take a self-guided tour of the striking Loudoun House. Built in 1852, this incredible house is one of the five remaining A.J.Davis castellated Gothic villas. There are studio tours and rotating exhibits.
The Ladies' Confederate Memorial is a monument of the civil war era which was erected in 1874. It is located in the Lexington Cemetery and a part of the Civil War Monuments of Kentucky. It has many elements and motifs that make the monument look beautiful. The monument displays grief, unlike other monuments which show patriotism. The monument seems to have inspired by a poem written by the American poet Abram Joseph Ryan.
This 1849 cemetery has a national reputation as an arboretum. Henry Clay, Gen. John Hunt Morgan, and Coach Adolph Rupp are among the people buried at this site.
Founded way back in 1780, making it the first university in Kentucky, the Transylavania University is located in Lexington. Literally meaning “across the woods”, a tribute to its location amongst dense forests, Transylvania offers 36 programs to its students. Having produced many leaders of America, the Old Morrison, located on the campus, is often frequented by many personalities of political importance.
The Federal style Hunt-Morgan House has many beautiful architectural features, including the Palladian window with fan and sidelights. There is a collection of early Kentucky furniture, 19th century paintings, and articles of the period. The Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum features an extensive collection of Civil War relics and memorabilia. The House is open for guided tours Wednesday through Sunday from mid-April through mid-December.
Robert Todd moved his family, including the future wife of our 16th president, to this late-Georgian house in 1832. This is the first site in the U.S. dedicated to a First Lady.
Well known as one of the most important structures of the 19th century was the Henry Clay's Law Office. Currently the structure is only one remaining of the few professional structures of the span. The one story office was built as a law office where as a young aspiring lawyer, Clay practised to become a successful lawyer. Today, the roof of the same structure has been removed to making it larger and is owned by thr First Presbyterian Church.
On the courthouse lawn of Lexington in Kentucky, is built the John C. Breckinridge Memorial. It was established in the year 1887. It honors the renowned John C. Breckinridge, who had served the Confederate Army and also contended with Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s election. Done successfully by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company of New York, the pedestal is moreover made from granite while the statue has been created in bronze. With its elevated monumental significance, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1997.
Tours and gift shop hours are Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Tours can also be arranged by appointment. Reservations are requested for groups of 15 or more.
The monumental John Hunt Horgan Memorial is located at Lexington in Kentucky, and is established to honor the Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. This historic monument was constructed on October 18, 1911 by the United Daughters of Confederacy. The memorial is of John Hunt Morgan riding a stallion. Sculpted by renowned architect Pompero Coppini, it boasts of being the only monument of the American Civil War in the state which has a soldier on a horseback. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
The DAC is home to three organizations: LexArts, The Ann Tower Gallery, and the Actors Guild of Lexington. The first floor houses LexArts' box office, the black box theater, Alfalfa's Restaurant and the lower level of the Ann Tower Gallery. The second floor includes the City Gallery, rehearsal room and DAC administrative offices.