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Local Wonder: Bondurant’s Pharmacy

May 22, 2010

Bondurant’s pharmacy, Lexington’s shining example of mimetic architecture. The building was designed and patented in 1974 by visionary pharmacist Joseph A. Bondurant after returning home from a Las Vegas get away. The mortar stands 30 feet tall and was originally designed to house the pharmacist’s apartment on the second floor. Quite a Flat!

The original architectural model is said to have been made out of Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets.

In a city that is ninth in the nation for most fast food restaurants per capita, it’s hard to believe that Bondurant’s was our first drive-thru service of any kind.

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