F. W. Woolworth Building (Lexington, Kentucky)

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F. W. Woolworth Building
F. W. Woolworth Building (Lexington, Kentucky) is located in Kentucky
F. W. Woolworth Building (Lexington, Kentucky)
Location 106 Main St., Lexington, Kentucky
Coordinates 38°02′47″N 84°29′51″W / 38.0464°N 84.4975°W / 38.0464; -84.4975Coordinates: 38°02′47″N 84°29′51″W / 38.0464°N 84.4975°W / 38.0464; -84.4975
Built 1946
Architect Frederick W. Garber
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Nonextant
NRHP Reference # 02000924
Added to NRHP 2002-09-06

The Woolworth, F.W., Building was a historic department store building located in Lexington, Kentucky, that served as a retail location for the F. W. Woolworth Company from 1946 to 1990. It was designed by Frederick W. Garber.

The store was the site of civil rights protests against segregation during the 1960s.

After 1990, the city government favored creating a business incubator on the site.[1] However, the building was demolished in 2004 and turned into a parking lot.[2]

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  1. ^ Ku, Michelle (2002-09-21). "Historic Woolworth Building in Lexington, Ky., to Become a Parking Lot". Lexington Herald-Leader. 
  2. ^ "Downtown Lexington's Next Loss: Woolworth's". Preservation Magazine. August 2004. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 

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