Shea Brown

Segregated Lexington: Then and what now?

BY: - July 31, 2023

LEXINGTON — On Friday, May 17, 1907, the Lexington Leader ran an ad promoting a new subdivision. “Mentelle Park is the only perfectly appointed and finished residence park ever attempted in Lexington,” it proclaimed.  The joys of the park were extolled:  “model macadam roads … streets curbed with Bedford stone … splendid forest and shade […]