|Lost Lexington author Peter Brackney and the author of the book's foreword, Mayor Jim Gray, in the Mayor's Office.|
Though his family and he have had their success in the development and construction sector, Mayor Jim Gray is a friend to historic preservation. He is a leader who does not cut corners, but instead looks for forward-thinking, long-term solutions.
Did I mention that Mayor Gray is a supporter of preserving our cultural heritage?
|Mayor Jim Gray and I sharing thoughts on historic Lexington and the book Lost Lexington soon after publication.|
In the nearly two and a half centuries since Lexington was founded in 1775, this once-frontier settlement has grown into a flourishing city of more than 300,000 residents. It has produced some remarkable landmarks and people. These entrepreneurs, intellectuals and civic leaders had the imagination and vision that helped make Lexington what it is today: a city that embraces new ideas and innovation while valuing its rural landscape and authentic past.If you are interested in learning more about Jim Gray's candidacy for U.S. Senate, click here.
Reflecting on Lexington’s architectural journey is a meaningful exercise. Drawing upon Brackney’s fascinating research, we can see these stories as important lessons for the way forward. As Lexington continues to reinvent itself, it is the city’s unique and rich past that will inform and inspire its future.
Mayor of Lexington
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