During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.
Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...more
1. Main Street Baptist Church.
582 West Main Street
Originally the Independent Baptist church, the foundation for Main Street Baptists was anchored in 1862--one year before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation . Since 1870, the quaint and historic church has been at its present location. Situated next door to the Mary Todd Lincoln House, this notable place of worship has served as a prominent institution in the Lexington community. It is a major landmark in the downtown section of the city.
1. Main Street Baptist Church, 582 West Main Street
2. "Forgotten Pioneers," A doctor's office that was located at 118 North Broadway
4. Historic Pleasant Green, 540 West Maxwell Street
5. Baptism scene, between Bolivar and Scott Streets
6. Home of Isaac Murphy, Eastern Street
7. St. Paul AME Church, 251-253 North Upper Street
8. Old First Baptist site, corner of Short and DeWeese
9. Polk-Dalton Infirmary, 148 DeWeese
10. East Second Street Christian Church, 146 Constitution Street
Click on each number to learn more about these 10 sites.
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Doris Wilkinson, Retired
Department of Sociology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0027