walkLEX: Downtown Horse Fence

Bounded by Main, Upper, Vine and Limestone Streets lies a block of green grass and a four-rail fence. Fences like these dot the landscape of central Kentucky, but this rural landmark now appears in the heart of downtown Lexington.

The site was home to a block of buildings of varying degrees of historical importance, but with all needing significant inflows of time and money to be restored. In the end, the block was razed with the yet unfulfilled promise of a 40-story CentrePointe mixed-use development.

Regardless of its past or its uncertain future, this block (urban for 200 years) has returned for now to being undeveloped greenspace.

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