5. The Lexington Opera House, built in 1886, on Broadway just north of Short Street, stands on the site that in the 1840s was W.A. Pullum's slave-trading center. Abraham Lincoln might have seen it Pullum's while visiting his wife's grandmother, who lived on Short Street within sight of the slave compound.
5. The Lexington Opera House, built in 1886, on Broadway just north of Short Street, stands on the site that in the 1840s was W.A. Pullum's slave-trading center. Abraham Lincoln might have seen it Pullum's while visiting his wife's grandmother, who lived on Short Street within sight of the slave compound. Herald-Leader
5. The Lexington Opera House, built in 1886, on Broadway just north of Short Street, stands on the site that in the 1840s was W.A. Pullum's slave-trading center. Abraham Lincoln might have seen it Pullum's while visiting his wife's grandmother, who lived on Short Street within sight of the slave compound. Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: Lexington's downtown contains a lot of Civil War history

May 29, 2012 03:26 PM

UPDATED May 30, 2012 03:25 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.