Lost Lexington

Lexington has dozens of well-restored landmarks, but so many more are lost forever. The famous Phoenix Hotel, long a stop for weary travelers and politicians alike, has risen from its own ashes numerous times over the past centuries. The works of renowned architect John McMurtry were once numerous around town, but some of the finest examples are gone. The Centrepointe block has been made and unmade so many times that its original tenants are unknown to natives now. Join local blogger, attorney and preservationist Peter Brackney as he explores the intriguing back stories of these hidden Bluegrass treasures.

Purchase Lost Lexington

Copies of Lost Lexington can be purchased from amazon.com and barnes & noble or from your local bookstore.

Upcoming Author Events

  • June 3, 6pm: Lexington Public Library (Central Branch) discussing Lost Lexington as part of the library's "Dig Deep and Read Y'all" Speaker Series
  • June 23, 2pm: Lexington Public Library (Beaumont Branch) discussing Lost Lexington as part of the library's "Dig Deep and Read Y'all" Speaker Series
  • July 1, 6pm: Lexington Public Library (Tates Creek Branch) discussing Lost Lexington as part of the library's "Dig Deep and Read Y'all" Speaker Series
  • July 16, 6pm: Lexington Public Library (Northside Branch) discussing Lost Lexington as part of the library's "Dig Deep and Read Y'all" Speaker Series

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