walkLEX: McCarthy's Irish Bar

Looking Backward
Headed South, Looking North; Upper St., Lexington, Ky.
I really enjoyed doing a little digging for the 123 West Main post, so I decided to do a couple more. Plus, I had fun taking a few photos in my car's side mirror (and frankly, I only have to much to say about McCarthy's). Popular with UK students, the Irish Bar is a great place to go for a Guinness. But I think I would have rather gone to the location in the early 1920s...

According to the Asa C. Chinn collection, the two addresses (117 and 119 South Upper) once housed the Walter L. Honaker Fish and Oyster House (119) and D. Addler & Son (117). How I wish we still had a fish and oyster house downtown... [rumor has it a raw bar is coming to 310 W. Short St.] My research ended here - I couldn't discover anything else about either the oyster house or the jeweler. Does anyone know anything??

Post a Comment
Related Posts with Thumbnails