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Lexington – 1465 Village Drive

Posted: October 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Commercial, Lexington | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »
Bondurants Pharmacy 1465 Village Drive Lexington KY

Photo: kymodern staff

The iconic Bondurant’s Pharmacy building is a must-see for an traveler to Lexington. With a nod to googie and kitsch architecture, Joe Bondurant commissioned his mortar and pestle masterpiece in 1974. Nearly 40 years later, the pharmacy continues to proudly serve the community.  Clearly visible from Versailles Road, it is only a short drive from downtown.

UPDATE: kymodern sadly reports that the pharmacy closed in May of 2011. The future or this Lexington landmark is undetermined.

Property Type: Commercial
Year Built: 1974
Sq. Footage: 907 (per PVA)

Lexington – 430 Mt Tabor Road

Posted: October 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Lexington, Residential | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

UFO House at 430 Mt Tabor Road, Lexington KYThe two-story house on the corner of Mt. Tabor Road and Kasey Court remains one of the most controversial structures in Lexington. Dubbed the “UFO House” by many Lexingtonians, it was in jeopardy of being razed on several occasions.

It was the brainchild of developer P.M. Combs but was lost in bankruptcy while still unfinished. The property was purchased by a real estate agent who intended to finish the project started by Combs. Shortly after purchase, the home was vandalized and set on fire. It was then sold to the current owner in 1989 for $25,000. By 1991, the vacant property remained unfinished and in disrepair with gaping holes and broken windows. Neighbors and a local councilman attempted to have the property condemned claiming it was an eyesore and violated building codes, but this proved unsuccessful. It is unknown if the house has ever been occupied. From the outside it does appear relatively finished.

Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1986
Sq. Footage: 1578 (per PVA)