Keeneland, Blue Grass Trust Team Up For New East End Virtual Walking Tour
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The Gunn House passed out of the Gunn family’s ownership. It was eventually bought in the 1920’s by formerly enslaved Ellen Davis, who had a child with John T. Hughes, a wealthy white, thoroughbred horse breeder. Davis had been enslaved by the Hughes fami";s:
“The Winn Gunn House, Smith and Smith Funeral Home,” Tour the Historic Bluegrass, accessed April 19, 2021, https://tourthehistoricbluegrass.com/items/show/25.
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“The Lyric Theatre,” Tour the Historic Bluegrass, accessed April 19, 2021, https://tourthehistoricbluegrass.com/items/show/18.
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“Kentucky Association Race Track,” Tour the Historic Bluegrass, accessed April 19, 2021, https://tourthehistoricbluegrass.com/items/show/37.
Over the years it’s had many names: “Gunntown,” “Kinkeadtown,” and “Goodloetown,” and thanks to the talented and driven Black professionals in Lexington’s East End neighborhood, it was also a center for creation and growth for the horse racing industry in Kentucky. Now, Keeneland and the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation are teaming up on a virtual walking tour of the area using a new state of the art phone app. For more details on this new project WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with Brittany Sams, she’s a historic preservation specialist with the Blue Grass Trust For Historic Preservation.