South Hill - Gray Family Home

517 S Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Robert and Belle Ellis Gray bought a 33 foot frontage from Fannie and Andrew Scott to build their home. Robert, a tinner (maker of tinware and stoves), was also an enterprising inventor whose shop was located at 57 Water Street in downtown Lexington. In 1913, the Grays leased a building a grounds at the corner of Vine and Spring Streets. They became operators of the Terrace Inn to accommodate African American visitors who attended the Agricultural and Mechanical Fair for Colored People. The hotel had 25 rooms but was torn town in the second half of the twentieth century.

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