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Lost Lexington: An Interview with Peter Brackney

Mariam interviews Peter Brackney, author of the 2014 book Lost Lexington, and creator of the blog "The Kaintuckeean." They discuss a few of the lost landmarks in the book, buildings that have been lost since 2014, and buildings that have been saved and renovated. Peter’s blog is Mariam and Peter mention an earlier episode of the podcast, which you can listen to here:

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