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The Grounds

Our grounds are beautiful! We own 7.5 acres of serenity nestled within the hubbub of urban Lexington. We have tried to keep our space true to the native Kentucky environment. Over the years we have planted at least 2 of every native tree species in the state. Oaks, chestnuts, maples and fir all grace our grounds.

Entrance to UUCL Memorial Garden

 

Part of our land has been set aside as a Memorial Garden to honor those departed.

 

 

 

The history of our property is closely linked to the history of Lexington. The grounds were once part of the Richard Allen estate. Mr. Allen moved to Lexington in search of religious freedom.

The Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory states the following:

...Richard Allen is important because he began a non-denominational church at a time and in an area when and where most Christians worshiped within a body of strict rules and specific creeds. Allen's notion that any Christian should be free to express an interpretation was unheard of and not tolerated.

The Buildings

 

Our church is unique. When it was being built in 1965, many people thought we were building a “space ship on a hill”. The Sanctuary is a large round room, under a dome. Windows at the bottom of the dome allow us to look at the grounds. Classrooms were initially in the lower level, under the sanctuary.

 

As our church membership increased, we quickly outgrew the original building. The newer wing, built in 1998, houses our fellowship hall for meetings, social events and coffee hour, as well as classrooms and the church offices.

Outside classrooms  and offices wing

Richard Allen's historic house still stands on the property. It is used for religious education classes, and houses UUCL's library.  We recently added a ramp to the house to make it wheelchair accessible.  

  

 

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