Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 38° 2.46′ N, 84° 31.042′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tattersalls Way and Red Mile Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the rear of the building, facing the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Red Mile Rd, Lexington KY 40504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scovell Hall / M.A. Scovell 1855-1912 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Clay (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gillis Building 1889 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Main Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas D. Clark (approx. 0.7 miles away); Barker Hall and Buell Armory (approx. 0.7 miles away); WBKY/WUKY (approx. ¾ mile away); Kentucky Kernel (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Regarding Floral Hall.
Floral Hall, now called the Standardbred Stable of Memories, was built in 1882 by John McMurtry, famed Kentucky architect, as an exhibition hall for floral displays on what was then the Fair Grounds of the Kentucky Agricultural & Mechanical Association. The Fair Grounds was leased for racemeets by the fledging Trotting Association as early as 1875, then purchased by them in 1896. Floral Hall is the focal point of the vista which greets visitors approaching the Red Mile Trotting Track and has become the symbol of the track, significant because of its long involvement with harness-racing in central Kentucky. This large octagonal building, a unique survival in the Bluegrass, is one of the few public buildings by McMurtry still standing in Lexington.…
Also see . . .
1. Floral Hall (PDF). National Register nomination for the building, which was listed in 1977. (National Archives) (Submitted on July 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Floral Hall. Floral Hall is a magnificent, multistoried octagonal building, purpose-built to house the horticultural displays of the Maxwell Springs Fair Company and Kentucky Agricultural and Mechanical Association. (Cristina Carbone, Society of Architectural Historians Archipedia) (Submitted on July 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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