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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fayette National Bank Building

 
 
Fayette National Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
1. Fayette National Bank Building Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 38° 2.828′ N, 84° 29.863′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 25) and North Upper Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 W Main St, Lexington KY 40507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fayette County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Skuller's Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Vice President
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(about 400 feet away); Lexington's Long History with Slavery / Driven by Money (about 400 feet away); Strength in Numbers / Forcing a Change (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Regarding Fayette National Bank Building. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
This sixteen-story high-rise office tower, erected just before World Wax I of steel construction with limestone, buff brick, and terra cotta cladding, remained the tallest structure in the city until a decade ago. It was designed by the most famous and respected architectural firm in the country – and one of the most successful in the nation's history –McKim, Mead & White of New York City. Built for the prosperous Fayette National Bank (founded in 1870 and consolidated as the First National Bank of Lexington in 1931), the building clearly fulfilled the bank's intention of symbolizing in concrete form their financial and civic status as well as providing convenient, up-to-date quarters. Within the work of this prominent firm, Beaux-Arts Classical design of this building makes it one of their more handsome “skyscrapers” …

 
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Fayette National Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
2. Fayette National Bank Building Marker
 Fayette National Bank Building (PDF). National Register nomination for the office tower, which was listed in 1980. (National Archives) (Submitted on July 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Fayette National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
3. Fayette National Bank Building
It was converted into a hotel in 2016.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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