Fayette National Bank Building

159-167 W. Main St., Lexington, Kentucky


Fayette National Bank Building


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The Fayette National Bank (FA-DT-108) was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 (NRIS 8000151 3). It was listed LUld er Criterion Cas a significant design by the prominent architecture firm McKim, Mead, and White. This amendment concludes the building also meets Criterion A, significant within the context -Banking in Lexington, Kentucky, 1803-1970.- The amended nomination includes additional information about the history of the Fayette National Bank and its successor the First National Bank and Trust Co . The amendment also expands the Period of Significance, from a single year, 1913, to a span of years, 1913-1961. Under Criterion A., the nominated propertY is an excellent epresentation of the city of Lexington's banking history from the time of its construction as the city's first skyscraper, signaling the solidity and progress ofthe Fayette National Bank in the early 1900s. As the result of mergers and through the purchase of the property and expansions by the First National Bank & Trust Co., the nominated property continued to reflect the city's banking history and growth to the early 1960s. (NRHP Boundary Increase Form)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1980
Reference number
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Beaux Arts
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Financial institution
Current function
Financial institution
Period of significance
Significant years
1913; 1914

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • August 22, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 4, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger