What is your favorite iconic building in Lexington?
I would have to say Pope Villa, designed and built in 1811 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, for Kentucky Senator John and Eliza Pope. He is known as the father of American architecture and also collaborated on the design of the White House and U.S. Capitol. The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes it as one of our country’s greatest treasures. Lexington is fortunate to have an organization like Bluegrass Trust preserving our past.
If you had to evacuate from your home what things would you grab as you left?
Family pictures and the two memory/keepsake boxes I created for both of my sons.
What technology could you not live without?
iPhone. As full-time working mother of two busy boys, I couldn’t live without it!
What is your favorite season and why?
Summer. The warm weather and lots of sunshine - I love being outside and active.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
With the kids, Charleston, South Carolina. The city has so much culture, charm and history.
Without the kids, Napa Valley, California. It is so beautiful, the people are wonderful and I love wine!
What is the best advice you ever got?
Be kind to everyone, you never know who will be your boss someday.
Pleased to Meet You writer Celeste Lewis is out there getting Lexingtonians, from long-timers to new arrivals, to know one another a little better by gently probing their personal interests, recollections, tastes and aspirations.
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