Near Lexington, Kentucky
21c Museum Hotel Lexington by Mgallery does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The origins of the historic 21c Museum Hotel Lexington by MGallery date back to the early 1900s, when the preeminent Fayette National Bank constructed for itself a grand headquarters in downtown Lexington. Founded in 1870, the Fayette National Bank had emerged as a dominant financial institution in central Kentucky by the beginning of the twentieth century. Yearning for a place to do business that could properly reflect its prestigious reputation, the company decided to demolish its original bank for a more modern one. The Fayette National Bank subsequently hired the illustrious, New York-based architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White, to oversee its ambitious construction project. Highly-regarded for its distinguished portfolio, McKim, Mead & White would soon add another feather to its cap when it began designing the new Fayette National Bank Building. Using a stunning array of Beaux-Arts Classical, Imperial Roman, French Renaissance, and Baroque design elements, the skyscraper was an architectural masterpiece upon its completion in 1914.
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