LEXINGTON, Ky. — The original Henry Clay High School, constructed on Main Street in 1926, would once again be available for its first and highest purpose, following a board vote Monday to move the district’s central office out of the 93-year-old building.

“In many ways, this structure helped build the foundation of our community,” said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk, standing in the building’s main entrance that features vaulted plaster ceilings, ornate wooden casings and an antique chandelier. “History happened in these halls as generations of Lexington residents were educated here. It’s only fitting that tomorrow’s students carry that tradition into the future.”

The Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to authorize the purchase of a 187,000 s.f. office building from

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