South Hill - Victorian Houses

275 S Lijmestone, Lexington, KY 40507

The four Victorian houses beginning at this location formed the Kimball House Hotel. Albert Douglas Warder and Lutie, his mother, purchased a former sorority house from the University of Kentucky before his enlistment in military service in 1943. After his discharge over a period of several years, he bought four other Victorian-style houses. By 1948, he had opened the Kimball House, a 100-room hotel. His widow sold the hotel in 2000. It has been converted into condominiums. During the early years of the hotel's operation, the facility was segregated - only open to white visitors and travelers - as was nearly every accommodation.

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