Saturday, November 29, 2008

Spared from the fire

The top story of the Alexander-Withrow Building, Main and Washington streets. It was built in the late 18th century, originally with a pitched roof. The Italianate roof was put on when the style became popular in the 19th C.

A fire in 1796 destroyed the original town of Lexington, which was built largely of wood. Only two buildings are said to have been left standing, including this one. It now houses an art gallery and an inn.


Tanya said...

What a shame that a fire destroyed the whole town. I've been wanting to get to Lexington so I'm enjoying your blog! Welcome to CDP :)

Lynette said...

This is a great photo. I like the text that goes with it, too.