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Lexington has more pre-Civil War homes and commercial buildings (over 135), per-capita, than any other community regardless of size, in the state of Missouri. Many of the homes are open for tours by appointment through the Tourism Bureau.

The 900 block of Main Street was once known as the infamous "Block 42," a risqué saloon block which women and children were cautioned to avoid. Legend has it that 42 saloons along with house of ill repute, were located on this block, (which might not have been far from the truth), but in reality, "42" refers to the block number on city's plat map. Enjoy the historic feel of the entire Downtown National Register Historic District of which Block 42 is a notorious part.

Old Neighborhoods Historic District - Main Street, Franklin Avenue and South Street from 13th to 20th Streets, are lined with antebellum homes dating from the 1830's. You can enjoy the historic architecture on these tree lined streets where covered wagons and ladies in their carriages traveled long ago.


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Wentworth Military Academy

Wentworth Military Academy, founded in 1880, is one of the nation'

Lexington, MO Historic Districts

Linwood Lawn

This 26 room mansion remains much as it was when built in 1850 for $85,000. "Touring this home is well worth a drive of several-hundred miles." It is reputed to be the first home west of the Mississippi River that originally possessed indoor plumbing, central air, hot &

Lexington, MO Historic Homes

1830's Log House

In the early 1830's, the log house stood on Highland Avenue with a magnificent view of the Missouri River and lines of wagons passing by headed for Santa Fe, Oregon or California. The house had a glorious location from which to watch the early beginnings and progress of Lexington. In 1985

Lexington, MO Pioneer History

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

This battlefield is one of the few Civil War battlefields that has never been cultivated and the outlines of the trenches are still visible. A self-guided walking tour is available. The visitor center has a fine display of artifacts from the battle and an excellent 15 minute film which brings the "

Lexington, MO Battlefields

Historic Districts

Lexington has more pre-Civil War homes and commercial buildings (over 135), per-capita, than any other community regardless of size, in the state of Missouri. Many of the homes are open for tours by appointment through the Tourism Bureau. The 900

Lexington, MO Historic Districts

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Wentworth Military Academy

Wentworth Military Academy, founded in 1880, is one of the nation's oldest and most respected military schools. The cadets co...

Historic Districts

Lexington has more pre-Civil War homes and commercial buildings (over 135), per-capita, than any other community regardless ...