F. W. Woolworth Building (Lexington, Kentucky)

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F. W. Woolworth Building
F.W. Woolworth Building site in Lexington.jpg
Former site of the building.
F. W. Woolworth Building (Lexington, Kentucky) is located in Kentucky
F. W. Woolworth Building (Lexington, Kentucky)
F. W. Woolworth Building (Lexington, Kentucky) is located in the United States
F. W. Woolworth Building (Lexington, Kentucky)
Location106 Main St., Lexington, Kentucky
Coordinates38°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
ArchitectFrederick W. Garber
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference No.02000924
Added to NRHP2002-09-06

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 protests during the Civil Rights Movement 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. As of 2022, the location is the City Center development which includes a Marriot hotel, restaurants and retail.[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. Archived from the original on 2014-06-28. Retrieved 2009-03-07. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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