Zig Zag Bank


When I first saw the picture of the 

People’s Bank in Lexington,KY..my 
imagination went wild. Imagining 
myself walking into the bank as a 
customer channeling Brenda Holloway.  

The distinguish zig zag roof and a

 wall of turquoise tiles been 

standing beautifully since 1961. The 

mid-century bank designed by 

Lexington native architect Charles 

Bayless, is subject to be demolish or 

hopefully moved. 

The building is on edge because of a 

12-screen movie theater

complex,being built on the same 


The building has actually been empty for several decades – Lucy Jones,Lexington native

The nostalgic citizens of Lexington are 

collaborating to help save the bank by 

fundraising. Different groups and 

organizations has also help raising 

money to save the building. It’s pretty 

hefty price to raise $850,000 to move it 

but donating can help. They have raise 

 $780,000 so far, helpful sources from 

donationsites,social media & Peoples 

Bank tours.

Despite the fact that it sat empty for so long,it was not forgotten by the community.” –Lucy Jones


Lucy Jones / Photography by Mick Jefferies 

Oh how I wish to see such a savvy 
bank in person. 

                       ROAD TRIP! 

Hopefully before or after the decision 

is final.    

                  Such a BEAUTY! 

     Donate & help save People’s Bank.

         Click on the links to donate!

Warwick Foundation

Peoples for People

National Register of Historic Places

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