|Berkley, Guthrie & Watson Building (2012)|
Photo by Jason Sloan
|Berkley, Guthrie & Watson Building (1983)|
Photo by Dick DeCamp
As might be guessed, 114 North Upper wasn't always the office of those who issue and process Lexington's parking tickets. At one time, you could walk out with more than just a receipt for a ticket. In the National Register nomination form for Lexington's Downtown Commercial District, preservationist Dick DeCamp called the Berkley, Guthrie & Watson Building "one of Lexington's most important surviving buildings of that period [Victorian]."
|Lowe Brothers Company (1944); Photo: Robert J. Long|
Noticeably, much of the historic exterior integrity remains from the original build, while the interior underwent major renovations in the mid-1970s.
|Lowe Brothers Company Interior (1944)|
Photo by Robert J. Long
In 1975, Garvice D. Kincaid bought the building and renovated both the exterior and interior. Lexington's Parking Authority's director Gary Means found the building perfect for his growing agency when it moved into the building in late 2008. LexPark has found an adaptive use that respects both the commercial history of the building, maintains the historic street view, and provides an attractive, effective work space for Lexington's parking ticket denizens.
For more information see:
National Register (Downtown Commercial District, 1983)