The day after we got home from our quick trip to Asheville, I had a day off from work (which, if you’re keeping track, is also why there was no blog post on Monday … sorry).

It was a beautiful day, and I was feeling inspired by our architectural tour of Asheville the day before, so I took a loooong walk around downtown Lexington that afternoon to get a few photos of our local architecture.

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this lovely old facade is one of three in a row that were renovated a decade or so ago, while the interiors were transformed into theater, art gallery, and restaurant space

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a pretty corner of a building on Short Street, which runs behind the old court house

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Lexington's opera house

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an old (and current) livery stable on the alley behind the opera house

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this office building, built in 1885, sits across the street from the old court house

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The photo above shows the carriage house at the Hunt-Morgan House. The front of the house (below) looks out over Gratz Park.

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on the other side of Gratz Park sit these two Federal-style houses

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on the two "short ends" of the rectangular Gratz Park are Transylvania University's administration building (known as "Old Morrison") and this building, Lexington's old Carnegie Library, which now houses the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

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a pretty building on Main Street, with the old court house reflected in its windows

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