Lexington’s East End neighborhood will celebrate its history by honoring its oldest houses and its oldest residents at a historic preservation reception at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theatre.
The Martin Luther King and William Wells Brown neighborhood associations have teamed up to present Gathering Our History: An East End Historic Preservation Project. The two groups have identified more than a dozen of the neighborhood’s oldest and most distinctive houses, as well as its most senior residents, and compiled a history of each.
“The East End is unique in that we have elderly people who still live in the house where they were born, or in a house that’s been in their family for more than 100 years,” said Thomas Tolliver, one of the project coordinators. “Personal characteristics like those are important components of our neighborhood, so we decided to celebrate the people as well as the structures.”