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Demolition of Civic Center Will Provide Public with Memorabilia

Demolition is underway of the former Lexington City School / Lexington Civic Center, with memorabilia being made available to the public. 
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

At 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020, a claw reached out to start the demolition of the oldest section of the Lexington Civic Center building, which began its life in 1926 as the Lexington City School. Many of the people who have lived in Lexington or went to the old school are interested in portions of the building for keepsakes, and there are several plans to make those available.

Demolition project manager, Timmy Reeves, of Tim’s Tree Works, will be placing bricks in a section along South Main Street which are free for the public. “We hope that people won’t hoard the bricks, but we plan to put enough out for everyone to take home a keepsake,” Reeves said. People should not enter the work zone, which is marked off with wooden stakes and black plastic, but there are several places along South Main to park and get the brick, including the grassy area near the…

For the complete story, see the May 13th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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  1. James R Francis on May 13, 2020 at 7:51 am

    It”s really a shame that one of Lexington”s oldest buildings had to go but giving out the memorabilia is is wonderful idea. Kudos to the city for thinking of us….

  2. Lisa on May 13, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    So glad the city of Lexington is allowing for memorabilia to be given out to those who have so many good memories of the old city school !!!!! Thanks again…..

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