Thursday, May 8, 2014

Downtown Midway photo gallery

Photos by Erin Grigson
University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

The City of Midway was founded because it was the middle point between Frankfort and Lexington on Kentucky's first railroad, but it is also midway about between Georgetown and Versailles. The railroad no longer drives business in Midway, but lends an old-fashioned air to a town that has become well known for its restaurants. These pictures are from Main Street, which is bisected by the CSX Corp. tracks leased by R.J. Corman Railroad Co. Click on any picture to see a larger version of it and the full sequence.

Entrance to The Courtyard on East Main Street

A view from The Courtyard, used for art and craft displays

Railroad Drug and Old Time Soda Fountain on East Main

City Hall is at the corner of Winter Street and East Main.

Monument to Col. William R. McKee, killed in Mexican War

Monument detail and Main Street, looking east

A view from West Main Street, looking east

A view from East Main Street, looking west

Trains still pass through several times a day.

Intersection of Gratz Street and the end of East Main

An old caboose reminds visitors of the town's railroad heritage.

The old water tower is known locally as the "Tin Man."

A view looking west toward East Main

Nazarene Church at the corner of Winter and East Main

The tracks follow the original 1833 route of the railway.

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