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At age 50, Lexington's Northside Neighborhood throws a party

310 Hampton Court, in the Northside Neighborhood, is cited as the first luxury apartment building in Lexington. It's on the tour.
310 Hampton Court, in the Northside Neighborhood, is cited as the first luxury apartment building in Lexington. It's on the tour.

The Northside Neighborhood Association will celebrate its 50th year Sunday with a party and walking tour that includes 14 stops. The event is dedicated to the vision and commitment of the founding board members.

"The association was the first one incorporated in Lexington," said Seth Brewer, association president. "It was a champion of the old buildings before historic preservation came along, before there was architectural review. The association was a real watchdog group."

This year's tour honors founding members, and many of their homes are on the tour.

"We found their homes through the property rolls. Most (of the homes) are still there, although some have been demolished," Brewer said.

The tour offers a modern twist for those who take it. You can download a tour app to your smartphone. A printed program will be available, too.

Herald-Leader Staff report

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