walkLEX: St. Paul's Catholic Church

Since 1868, the St. Paul's Catholic Church has towered over Lexington's western side (now, the western side of downtown). It is a beautiful structure - once described as a "perfect example of Gothic Revival architecture."

The first parish priest, Fr. Bekkers, was instrumental in the founding of St. Joseph Hospital (then located on Second Street between Jefferson and Old Georgetown). Fr. Bekkers also purchased the land for Calvary Cemetery (across Leestown from the Lexington cemetery).
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