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From pioneer cabins to modern glass skyscrapers, buildings in Lexington’s downtown residential and commercial districts reflect over 200 years of heritage. If you’re interested in architecture, you’ll enjoy exploring the historic downtown neighborhoods of Gratz Park and South Hill where you’ll find stunning examples of Federal, Greek Revival and Italianate homes. The BGT plaques you see are awarded by the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation and signify historic structures. In the downtown commercial corridor there are plenty of examples of old and new architectural styles co-existing. Walk down Limestone Street, one of Lexington’s oldest commercial districts, and see Lexington’s new courthouse just across the street from beautifully restored federal-style commercial buildings of the early 19th century.