Library Locations

 

Location

Dates

Transylvania Seminary

1796-1796

McCalla’s Apothecary Shop

NE corner of Short & Market Streets, facing Cheapside

1799-1804

Public Square

NW corner of the Public Square, opening on Short Street

1804-1819

Giron’s Confectionary Shop

Mill Street, between Main & Short Streets

1819-1825

Old Insurance Building

north side of East Main Street at Bank Alley (now Wrenn Court), between Upper and Limestone Streets

1825-1841

Old Medical College Building

NW corner of Market & Church

1846-1854

D. M. Payne's Room

Mill Street, between Main & Short Streets

1854-1855

Jordan’s Row

North Upper Street, across from the courthouse

1855-1866

Old Church Building

NW corner of Market & Church

1866-1905

Carnegie Library

Gratz Park – Second Street, between Mill & Market Streets

1905-1989

Central Library

140 East Main Street, at Phoenix Park

1989-Present

 

 

 



 

 

Library Stations

Location

Dates

Woodland / Clifton Heights Station

Columbia Avenue

1907-1908

Forest Hill Station

corner of Georgetown and Hickory Streets

1907-1908

Arlington Station

256 Loudon Avenue

1907-1908

 

 

 

Branch

Location

Dates

Laura Carroll Branch

572 Georgetown Street

1949-1951

Second Street YMCA Branch

535 West Second Street

1972

Southland Branch

Southland Shopping Center on Southland Drive

1972-1985*

Lansdowne Branch

Lansdowne Shopping Center on Tates Creek Pike

1975-2001+

Eastland Branch

Eastland Shopping Center on Winchester Road

1979-1992**

Northside Branch

Russell Cave Road

1984-Present

Southside Branch

Holwyn Drive

1985*-1992#

Eagle Creek Branch

101 North Eagle Creek Road

1992**- Present

Beaumont Branch

1733 Russell Cave Road

1997#

Tates Creek Branch

3628 Walden Drive

2001+-Present

Village Branch

2185 Versailles Road

2004-Present

 

 

References: 
William M. Ambrose, Lexington Public Library - Founded 1795 / Free 1898, Limestone Press, Lexington, 2012.
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