Heavy Rains Flood Lexington ... Again #TBT


Last night, flash flooding throughout Lexington created havoc for motorists and, undoubtedly, we'll hear more details throughout the day.

But eighty-five years ago this week, another deluge hit Lexington as captured by the photo above. According to the Lexington Herald (6-30-1928, p. 1, col. 5.), it was "the most disastrous flood in the history of ... Lexington ... leaving in its wake a loss estimated at more than $1,000,000." In 2010 dollars, the total economic cost of that damage would have been $149,000,000. Wowsers!

Anyone recognize the building above that was inundated by the flood?
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